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Frequently asked questions
Careers and further study
Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.
Upon completion of this degree, you can work as a Geologist, hydrogeologist; geological surveyor; research scientist or work as part of a multi-discipline environmental team for rehabilitation work. You could also work in the fields of Policy and Natural Resource Management. Other career options include Economic Geologist, Physical Geographer.
Additional employment opportunities 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.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.
Postgraduate - fee paying students
Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Cost of living
The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic students. If you’re interested in studying this course, find out the admission details below.
How to apply
Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
This course develops your abilities to gather and interpret geological information for a wide range of applications.
Why study the Master of Geoscience at UWA?
Long-standing collaboration between research and industry
Extensive practical and field work to get you job- ready
Course is well-established and well-structured
We harness the relationships with the following centres: The Centre for Exploration Targeting, The Centre for Energy Geoscience, Energy and Minerals Institute, Centre for Coral Reef Studies and Coastal Marine Systems
National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
We are 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.
About The Course
- Available 2017
- Semester 1, Semester 2, Custom
- Please refer to the <a href="http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/courses/coursedetails?id=c167">UWA Handbook</a>
- 074954D, 074954D, 074954D
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.