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Master of Science Specialisation Applied Climate Science

Master of Science Specialisation Applied Climate Science (MSCN)
CRICOS: 078596M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • 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.

Further study

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science (Applied Climate Science), you have the opportunity to move into PhD study.

Career outcomes

  • 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.

Entry requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • 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 and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
12 x specialisation courses 12
2-4 x research courses 4
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 32080
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35840

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 078596M

Note: This specialisation is only available to external students and therefore not suitable for international students who wish to study on-campus.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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