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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Earth Sciences

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jan 2023

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is an opportunity for Bachelor of Science graduates to advance their qualifications.

The study of Earth Sciences combines geology and physical geography to develop and explore our natural resources and manage natural hazard risk to become better stewards of our environment.

Earth Sciences is a fascinating and relevant subject about the world around us. In our times, there are so many pressures on the planet. This means that scientific study of the Earth is crucial, with geologists playing a vital role in finding and developing resources, as well as working to protect the environment.

Earth Sciences focuses on the physical forces that act on Earth, the chemistry of its materials, and the biology of its past. Our courses cover a diverse range of subjects such as volcanology, geothermal energy, paleo-climates, economic geology, natural hazards, applied geophysics and various rock and mineral forming processes.

You will learn skills related to critical and spatial thinking, field observations, laboratory work and quantitative techniques.

Summer School will start in January.

What can you study in Earth Sciences?

Postgraduate study in Earth Sciences encompasses the study of the earth and earth processes that can also fall into the disciplines of geology, geophysics and physical geography.

Areas of research interests open to exploration include:

  • Climate and Society
  • Coasts and Rivers
  • Environmental Change
  • Hazards and Disasters
  • Natural Resources
  • Volcanology, Petrology and Geochemistry

Further study options

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice
  • Master of Bioscience Enterprise
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) in your intended specialisation with a GPE of 3.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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