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Master of Science - MSc

Overview

The Master of Science (MSc) gives you the opportunity to focus your efforts within a specialised field of geography.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Geography or the Master's of Science (MSc) in Environmental Management is aimed at students who wish to carry out a full piece of Master’s research on a topic relevant to the major. The degree can be either two year (400-level papers plus thesis) or, if students already have the appropriate 400-level papers through the one-year thesis only.

Students who have a Bachelor's degree will complete the MSc by papers and thesis (at least two years of full-time study). Students who have an Honours degree or postgraduate diploma can complete the degree by thesis only (minimum of one year of study).

If you plan on undertaking a Master of Science, you will also need to choose a research supervisor. Your supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all administrative requirements are met. Supervisors will also assess your suitability as a master’s candidate based on your academic performance (often requiring supporting evidence), the fit between your research interests and theirs, and their availability and funding.

Find out more about how to choose a research supervisor.

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Programme Requirements

MSc in Geography by papers & thesis

Papers & thesis
Year 1: GEOG 495 Master's Thesis Preparation & four 400-level GEOG papers
Year 2: GEOG 5
Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

MSc in Geography by thesis only

Thesis
GEOG 5

MSc in Environmental Management by papers and thesis

Papers and thesis
GEOG 495 Master's Thesis Preparation
GEOG 471 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 472 Developments in Environmental Management


Two further approved papers at 400-level

Thesis: ENVM 5

Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science in Environmental Management by thesis only

Thesis
ENVM 5