What is it?
The Master of Science (specialising in Earth Physics) is a graduate degree for students from all areas of the physical sciences. The degree is predominantly coursework and includes a research project. Students will learn about seismology, geodynamics, geodesy, geophysical fluid dynamics as well as receiving a broad exposure to exciting new areas of Earth Sciences.
The M. Sc. degree can be taken as a 1-year full-time degree. It can also be taken part-time,
preferably over two years (max 5 years). Degree code 7903SPEAT
Who can Apply?
The Master of Science (specialising in Earth Physics) is currently on hold. No new students will be accepted into this program.
The degree is open to all local and international students with an Honours degree in science, or equivalent. It prepares students for a career in the Earth sciences. This program is for those who are interested in post-graduate training in Earth Sciences which will lead to a professional career in science. It is also designed for students who have little or no undergraduate training in Earth Sciences. Students must complete at least 5 courses (representing 50% of the final mark) and a 12- or 18-unit research project. This graduate degree by coursework attracts fees.
The entry requirements are a 'related' Pass Bachelor's Degree with good marks (at least a mid-credit average). This is a full fee degree (standard ANU rates/unit apply).
1 year (48 Unit) degree by coursework and research
It will include a research project of not less than 12 and not more than 18 units ( EMSC 8030)
It will include a selection of of courses from the following courses, to complete the required 48 units.
EMSC 8002 - Seismology
EMSC 8004 - Current topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - A practical introduction
EMSC 8009 - Melting Polar Ice Sheets, Sea Level Variations and Climate Change
EMSC 8011 - Earth Materials: Crystal Structures, Defect Microstructures and Mechanical Behaviour (will not be offered in 2011)
EMSC 8012 - An introduction to inverse problems in the Earth Sciences
EMSC 8016 - Plate Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics
EMSC 8031 - Research Methods in Earth Physics
EMSC 8014 - Special Topics in Earth Science.
To apply for the Master of Science in Earth Physics, please complete the online application (degree code 7903SPEAT).
You will need to contact the school in the first instance to ensure you have the academic qualifications for entry into M.Sc. and that the required resources will be available to you.
Course Convenor Contact: Dr. Paul Tregoning on (02) 6125 5510 or at email@example.com.
Examples of projects
To find a project you may be interested on please visit the Projects page.
Projects are an indication of the topics available, you should contact your prospective supervisor asap to discuss the details of the project.
For more information visit the Study @ ANU web page
If you would like to get in contact with an academic member of staff at RSES to discuss the Master of Science (specialising in Earth Physics) please contact the RSES Student Administration team on (02) 6125 8321 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org