Course Description

Geography is a strongly fieldwork-oriented discipline that extends across the social and natural sciences. This is an area of growing interest as we meet the challenges arising from significant changes in our physical environment and the social, economic and political implications of those changes. The newly-established Master of Geography provides comprehensive grounding across all major sub-disciplines of contemporary geographic study; physical, human and integrated.

Students specialise in one of these three streams, and will choose either a coursework-only option of study or one of two coursework-plus-thesis options (comprising of a 50 point research project or a 100 point research project). You will also have access to numerous field-based subjects, allowing you to experience and build the field skills that are essential to the study of applied geography.

The Master of Geography is replacing the Master of Science (Geography) as of 2017.


Career Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you may enjoy a rewarding career in:

  • Natural resource/climate change management with national parks, catchment management authorities, soil conservation and related land management services, forestry companies, and coastal land management organisations
  • Research with CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, universities and research arms of government departments
  • Urban planning/sustainability with councils and state government organisations
  • International development/policy with charitable and government aid organisations, including the United Nations

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