Master of Geoscience

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Program Description

Master of Geoscience

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Master of Geoscience

Enhance your skills and knowledge in geoscience by completing the Master of Geoscience.

Geoscience is the study of our dynamic planet and helps us to understand the origin and evolution of Earth, its ancient environments and climates, natural hazards and the formation of natural resources including groundwater, petroleum and minerals.
Knowledge of past and present earth processes is fundamental to predicting future changes, particularly in the area of climate and environmental change. As the majority of Australia’s mineral and petroleum resources are found in Western Australia, UWA is in a prime location for students to gain geological skills. The Master of Geoscience will prepare you to gather and interpret geological information for a wide range of purposes.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

Course description, features and facilities

Geoscience is a science that aims to understand all aspects of our planet, ranging from the Earth's surface to the deep interior. It also aims to discover how the Earth has evolved during the past 4.4 billion years, including the origin of continents, oceans, atmosphere and life.

UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in geoscience. It is the only institution in the world to house two state-of-the-art Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) instruments (CAMECA IMS 1280 and CAMECA NanoSIMS 50) providing a unique analytical capability to Australian and international researchers.

Our teaching is also supported by the world class research and development of the Energy and Minerals Institute, the Centre for Exploration Targeting, the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, the Geothermal Centre of Excellence and the Centre for Petroleum Geoscience and CO2 Sequestration.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities include the resources industries (minerals, geothermal, and groundwater) or research fields such as planetary geology, volcano or earthquake hazard prediction. Additional employment opportunities may exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions.


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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Perth, Western Australia
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