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University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline: geography, ecology and evolutionary biology, environmental science, earth, ocean and/or atmospheric science, zoology, anthropology, urban studies, social science, economics or political science, with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70%.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

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.

Information for international students

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate programs. Refer to our Graduate English requirements for further information and to view English language entry requirements for the Faculty of Science Coursework Programs for the following approved English language examinations: IELTS (Academic English only), TOEFL (Paper-based and internet-based tests), Pearson Test of English (Academic) and Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).

Fees and funding

A limited number of International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (50% fee remission places) are allocated to high achieving international students each year. You do not need to apply for this award as we automatically consider you as part of the application process.

Other scholarships and prizes:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Samantha Fossey