Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

Earth Science deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet. Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to Earth Sciences. This program gives individuals an opportunity to study a range of courses from different Earth Science disciplines and provides training on how to gather data and interpret it. An extensive research project under expert supervision provides the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in industry, government agencies, education as well as further University studies.


This program requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of a minimum of 48 units from the coursework component and a minimum of 36 units from the research component.


  • Earth and marine sciences

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.0/7.0 and at least 8 courses in cognate disciplines, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis (cognate disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Marine Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics): English language requirements

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester full-time) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year full-time) of credit. Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced). If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th units is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $65,680
International: $93,820

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