Course Detail

Master of Science


The Master’s by research degree requires you to deepen your knowledge of your discipline area and develop advanced skills in the conduct of independent and sustained research. As a Master’s by research candidate, you will undertake a supervised research project that culminates in the submission of a thesis for examination. Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have acquired an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.


Depending on your area of specialisation, this degree will allow you to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations and industries, including roles in the tech industry, the public health sector, and pharmaceutical industry. It can also serve as a pathway into a PhD.

Professional recognition

Depending on the area of research, graduates of the Master of Science may apply for membership with relevant professional bodies. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

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Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AUS $38,200 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

Bachelor degree with minimum 65%