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Master of Geography (MC-GEOG) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree with a course WAM of 70 or above, with a major in Geography or any of the following related disciplines: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Environmental Science; Earth, Ocean and/or Atmospheric Science; Zoology; Anthropology; Urban Studies; Social Science; Economics; Political Science.

The field of Geography overlaps and complements many areas of study across both the social and physical sciences, so potential applicants who are in doubt about their background are strongly encouraged to contact the coordinator.

Entry is subject to the capacity of the department to provide adequate supervision in, and resources for, a research project appropriate to the interests and preparation of the individual student, and may be subject to the agreement of a member of academic staff to supervise the project module.


Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • academic background;
  • WAM;

The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/