The University of Melbourne

Master of Science - Earth Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Science (Earth Sciences) is a coursework masters degree incorporating a substantial research project in a field of choice as well as a broad range of coursework subjects including a professional skills component, as a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce. Cooperation between several institutions, including Melbourne, provides students with the opportunity to access the best and broadest array of advanced coursework in the Earth Sciences discipline. Two streams are available: Atmospheric Science and Geology.


  • 200 credit points, made up o discipline core subjects (50 points)
  • discipline elective subjects (0-12.5 points)
  • professional skills subjects (12.5-25 points)
  • research project (125 points).


  • Current Topics in Atmospheric Research
  • Atmosphere Ocean Interaction and Climate
  • Climate Analysis and Modelling
  • Mesoscale Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Statistics in Climate Dynamics
  • Convective Clouds and Storms
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a discipline appropriate to the chosen stream, with a weighted average mark of H3 (65%) in the best 50 points in appropriate discipline studies at third year
  • Appropriate prerequisite studies for the chosen stream.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $63,501
International: $63,501

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