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Master of Ore Deposit Geology

With world-class ore bodies becoming more difficult to find, there is an increasing recognition that geologists require new approaches and skills in order to discover significant deposits into the future.

The Master of Ore Deposit Geology (MODG) is designed for practicing geoscientists who want to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills relevant to economic geology and mineral exploration.  It will allow you to study a spectrum of economic geology topics specifically related to the discovery and evaluation of ore deposits.


The course is flexibly structured, and allows a choice between coursework only or coursework plus a 24-point research project.  A wide range of units can be incorporated into the degree, taught across four insitutions: the University of Western Australia, the University of Tasmania, James Cook University and Curtin University of Technology.

Course Outline

This course is designed for geologists with different levels of professional experience and offers a world-class education from international and Australian experts; an opportunity to improve geological, computing, exploration and management skills; and includes hands-on practical experience, field excursions and research.

More information on the MODG Course Structure and Rules of Enrolment can be found here.

For course information please contact Dr Nicolas Thebaud.