Economic Geology Research Centre Honours and Higher Degree Research

Honours and Higher Degree Research

Honours In Earth Science

Discover our Geoscience Honours Program!

The aim of the Honours Program in Earth Science is to develop and assess your ability to undertake independent research. Above all, the training you receive while undertaking an Honours degree will instil essential research skills and the  development of research report writing skills. Honours students are traditionally required to complete a thesis which will assess a candidate's capacity as a potential scholar and researcher; in addition, the completion of coursework subjects as professional development training, will enhance a candidate's depth of knowledge.

Honours is available as full-time or part-time study. It should be considered as an important step in contributing to your future employability.

A degree in Earth Science Honours (Geology) is available with

Students are interested in Honours are advised to attend an Information Session held each September or directly contact the Honours coordinator ioan.sanislav@jcu.edu.au

Applications are accepted for commencement in Study Period 1 or 2 annually

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EGRU Scholarship

The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) Scholarship is designed to provide incentives for JCU students or students from other Universities, to continue their studies in geology. This scholarship is made available through the generous support of our member companies.

Applications open October and close mid December annually. More Information

Higher Degree Research

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at James Cook University Queensland Australia, invites highly qualified students to apply for postgraduate studies in the field of geosciences.

Studying at James Cook University will provide access to the outstanding Precambrian geology of tropical Australia, Papua New Guinea and the SW Pacific, with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, savannah landscapes, and numerous world-class mineral deposits. JCU's research in geology, geochemistry and physical geography is recognised internationally.

Scholarships in all fields of geosciences are available for highly qualified students and additional scholarships may be available to incoming students to supplement their income.

On-going research projects in natural and physical Sciences include the study of:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • GIS and mineral prospectivity
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Marine geosciences
  • Ore deposit geology
  • Petrology and geochemistry
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Palaeontology and Paleoanthropology
  • Radiogenic isotope geochemistry
  • Sedimentology
  • Tectonics

To discuss your interest in postgraduate studies email any of our Research Staff to discuss your options.

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Available Student Research Projects

Information on available Student Research Projects