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.
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
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
Thesis: ENVM 5
Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.
Master of Science in Environmental Management by thesis only