Master of Science (Applied Climate Science)
Explore the impacts of climate and weather
Broaden your knowledge of climate and weather with USQ’s Master of Science (Applied Climate Science). Focusing upon the impacts of climate variability on natural systems as well as human and socio-economic activities, this specialisation will develop your understanding of climate and how we adapt and manage variability on a regional and global level.
You will have the opportunity to decide between two different pathways of study in your masters degree:
- Research Project track — the Research Project track equips you with research skills and allows you to develop a research thesis through a project in your chosen disciplinary application area.
- Research Training track — the Research Training track allows you to develop your research capability and gain specialised cognitive and technical skills to prepare for a professional career in science.
Upon successful completion of the Master of Science (Applied Climate Science), you have the opportunity to move into PhD study.
As a graduate, you can follow career opportunities such as climatologist, climate scientist, climate policy analyst, environmental consultant, natural resources, biodiversity management, natural resource management or in private industry companies active in fields, such as agriculture, insurance, energy, weather information, water services and other industries.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 23675|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Note: The Applied Climate Science specialisation will be available for a Semester 1 start, part-time from 2017 and full-time from 2018.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Friday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.