Master of Philosophy (Geography and Sustainable Communities)

Study Area

Geography and Geology

Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time

March, July

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

The Master of Philosophy is a two year, specialised research degree for students whose future career will require them to conduct, interpret and apply the findings of research, with a focus on studies in Human Geography and Sustainable Communities. This degree One third of this degree is coursework with the remainder of the program used to conduct a supervised research project. The Master of Philosophy is also a pathway to higher degree research programs such as the Doctor of Philosophy. What you will study You will negotiate a short program of coursework relevant to your topic before conducting an extended research project. The School of Geography and Sustainable Communities has expertise in the Anthropocene, Climate Change, Cultural Geography, Disaster Management, Economic Geography, Environmental Geography, Indigenous Geographies, Mobilities, Population Geography, Resource Consumption and Management, Social Geography and Urban Geography.


Average Score

WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4.


6.5 overall and individual band scores of 6

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking

"#8 in Australia for Geology, #51-100 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020"