Course Description

Geography is a strongly fieldwork-oriented discipline that extends across the social and natural sciences. This is an area of growing interest as we meet the challenges arising from significant changes in our physical environment and the social, economic and political implications of those changes. The newly-established Master of Geography provides comprehensive grounding across all major sub-disciplines of contemporary geographic study, physical, human and integrated.

Students specialise in one of these three streams, and will choose either a coursework-only option of study or one of two coursework-plus-thesis options (comprising of a 50 point research project or a 100 point research project). You will also have access to numerous field-based subjects, allowing you to experience and build the field skills that are essential to the study of applied geography.

The Master of Geography is replacing the Master of Science (Geography) as of 2017.

Visit the Master of Geography website

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,760 per year full-time, $59,520 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.2% (national average 72.8%)
Improved skills: 81.6% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.5% (national average 82.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Melbourne. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 77.7% (national average 77.2%)
Studying full time: 23.2% (national average 14.9%)
Median full time salary: $76,600 (national average $80,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 092792A