Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Geoscience
Be at the forefront of creating a more sustainable future for our planet by gaining a holistic understanding of Earth and its oceans.
Geochemistry (Extended Major)
Geochemistry is the application of chemistry to understanding Earth’s systems and processes.
Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Extended Major)
This extended major offers a research-led experience in studying the Earth, from the planet’s early history to its foreseeable future, and from the ocean floors to its highest mountains.
The learning experience
Study area - Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences
Find out more about where Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences can take you.
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Why choose UWA
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Careers and further study
Opportunities exist across industry and government, including resources industries, consultancy and resource management.
- Natural Resource Manager
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Assured Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Earth Sciences
The Bachelor of Earth Sciences is ideal for students who are curious about the complex system that comprises the solid Earth, its oceans and atmosphere, and the place of Earth in the solar system and beyond. Earth Scientists have a key role to play in understanding environmental challenges and sustainability of resources in a changing world.
Why study Earth Sciences at UWA?
- An Earth Sciences degree from UWA will provide you with knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers of geoscientists
- Emphasis is placed on practical skills gained in the laboratory and through fieldwork, and can be applied to a diverse range of employment opportunities in industry, consultancies and government
- Frequent use of real-world datasets and problem-solving techniques throughout the degree will strengthen your employability, as will the development of generic skills in analysing and synthesising data, communication and teamwork
- Available 2022
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 years full time
- Specialised Bachelor's Degree
- UWA (Crawley campus)
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.