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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

Studying in Australia

Australia is well known for its warm climate, great beaches and exceptional higher education system. It has strong influences from both Europe and Asia, and with the worlds second highest development index, it is a fantastic place to study!

93 Master of Science Master's degrees in Australia

M.Sc. Physical Sciences

This course is provided by the Department of Physics as a means for graduates to upgrade their skills, gaining experience in experimental and theoretical physics. Students develop their theoretical knowledge through the selection of subjects in physics, space science, X-ray science and materials and surface science. Research stream students choose a project in one of these areas. Subject to approval by the Physics Postgraduate Coordinator, students may choose suitable coursework elective subjects from other approved disciplines within the Faculty.

M.Sc. Rolling Stock Engineering

The Master of Rolling Stock Engineering has been developed to provide a structured approach to learning and development. You will learn from staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines and fields of research and industry experts with extensive rail experience in workshops and discussion forums, providing you with invaluable networking opportunities.

M.Sc. Master of Organisational Psychology

Students completing this course will work in a wide range of organisations, primarily consultancies, large companies, and government departments, in areas such as psychological assessment, employee or organisational development, evaluation of programs or human factors, strategic human resources management, and even executive/managerial roles.

M.Sc. Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Master of Science (Earth and Environmental Sciences) is designed for recent graduates or mid-career professionals who wish to extend their knowledge within the Earth and Environmental Sciences, in particular, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography and Archaeological Science.

M.Sc. Physics

The Masters of Science (Physics) is designed for students with a physics-rich background. The course builds on a student’s existing physics, research and professional skills.

M.Sc. Information Technology (ITM) - 21 Month

The Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) (MSIT-ITM) is tailored for students seeking to develop fundamental IT and IT Management skills or start their career in IT. The MSIT-ITM combines a comprehensive information technology and management curriculum with a 12–14 week and an industry based Information Systems Project, delivering valuable and comprehensive career experience, theory and knowledge.

M.Sc. Science (Petroleum Geoscience)

The Australian School of Petroleum is Australia’s distinguished centre of excellence for petroleum geoscience and engineering research, education and training. The school has strong links with industry in relation to both research and teaching. The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is comprised of a comprehensive coursework program and research training.

M.Sc. International Health Major (MSc Clinical)

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of significant global health problems and issues, and to give you the skills to enhance the planning, management and delivery of appropriate health programs and services.

M.Sc. Biological Sciences

This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Biological Science. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

M.Sc. Science in Addiction Studies

The Master of Science in Addiction Studies (International Programme in Addiction Studies) is a unique postgraduate program delivered entirely online with no campus attendance required. The program is available to students from all countries. Online lectures, assignments and correspondence are in English only.

M.Sc. Commerce

The Master of Commerce program offers a pathway to PhD study. Students with little background in commerce can still reach an advanced level of academic study. The program provides an advanced and in-depth level of study in one or more business or commerce disciplines, such as accounting, finance or business information systems.

M.Sc. Geoscience

This program has a professional orientation for those looking to establish their careers in the geo-science sector; covering geology, geochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics.

M.Sc. Applied Finance

Do you dream of working in the leading financial cities of the world: New York, London, Shanghai, Sydney and Hong Kong? Have you ever wondered why some companies are successful and others fail? The ANU Master of Applied Finance will equip you to excel in the financial marketplace. 

M.Sc. Computer Science

This course will extend your prior knowledge and experience of computing and also prepare you for serious research, teaching and further graduate studies.

M.Sc. Project Management

Project management is a distinct professional discipline, with its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project's objectives.

M.Sc. International

The International Master of Science is for students wishing to upgrade their qualifications with a view to pursuing a career in science research in academia or private industry. The program gives you the opportunity to build on your research experience with the option to complete a research project of up to one year.

M.Sc. Dryland Agricultural Systems

This course will provide you with the skills to pursue a career in agricultural research and development. Graduates may also find work as consultants and advisers to the livestock and cropping industries in Mediterranean environments around the world.

M.Sc. Geomatic Engineering

A Masters by Research enables a candidate to develop knowledge of the principal doctrines of research in their discipline area and a substantive understanding of key conventions, norms and perspectives in the disciplinary or multi-disciplinary environment. 

M.Sc. Radiopharmaceutical Science

This program has been developed in collaboration with professional radiopharmaceutical scientists in the Australian community to train graduates with a chemistry or biomolecular sciences background in the uses of radiopharmaceuticals in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine.

M.Sc. Science

This program provides advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of specialised scientific fields, through lectures, workshops, projects and directed study.

M.Sc. Information Technology

Hone your skills in a specialist IT area, build on the knowledge gained in your undergraduate degree, and advance your career with our Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech).

M.Sc. Actuarial and Financial Science

Actuarial and Financial Science will prepare you for employment as a financial advisor to a wide range of commercial and government organisations. You will complete advanced studies in applied statistics, actuarial finance and investment science. Your learning will be reinforced through the completion of a research project in your final semester.

M.Sc. Aquaculture

The postgraduate aquaculture courses draw on expertise from key industry figures in South Australia who serve on the industry consultative committee for Flinders University courses.

M.Sc. Climate Change

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? This program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through access to world-leading expertise in climate change science and policy, encompassing science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. 

M.Sc. Mathematical Sciences

A postgraduate degree in mathematical sciences will help you develop a more critical and problem solving approach to the professional practice of mathematics than is possible to achieve in an undergraduate level qualification.

M.Sc. Protected Area Management

This course provides specialist training in the background, principles, techniques and practices of protected area management with particular emphasis on tropical environments. There are over 120,000 protected areas worldwide, and their success depends on how well they are managed.

M.Sc. Biotechnology

The Master of Biotechnology is a graduate coursework program that provides a pathway for science graduates with background knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and chemistry to acquire new knowledge, or extend and update their theoretical and practical understanding of modern biotechnology. 

M.Sc. Public Policy and Management

If you aspire to be a future leader and manager of a public, private or non-profit organization, the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) degree will help you achieve this goal. If you have a passion for academic, political, and social issues, are well rounded, and have an inherent propensity for questioning the status quo, you're an excellent candidate for the MSPPM program.

M.Sc. Health Administration

The Master of Science in Health Administration aims to enhance the competencies of middle level health and aged care managers, equipping them to move to more senior management positions. In particular the course will provide the opportunity for students to undertake thesis research on an issue of importance to their industry.

M.Sc. Chemistry

The Master of Science (Chemistry) is designed for students with a chemistry-rich background. The course builds on a student’s existing knowledge with research and professional skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the systematic development of solutions to complex problems.

M.Sc. Supply Chain Management and Project Management

This course gives professionals working in logistics, supply chain management, project management, and operations management the knowledge and skills to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment. Logistics/ Supply chain management enable the student to successfully manage the flow of materials and information within and between organisations and other relevant stakeholders.

M.Sc. Fisheries Biology and Management

JCU’s programs in tropical marine ecology and fisheries biology are dedicated to the study of tropical, shallow water marine systems. There is an emphasis on whole organism biology, the ecology and biogeography of tropical marine organisms, and the evolutionary mechanisms that underlie their diversity.

M.Sc. Biotechnology

The Master of Science (Biotechnology) provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of biotechnology, including molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and medical, industrial, forensic, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. It allows students to study to their desired level and focus on their particular field of interest.

M.Sc. Engineering Asset Management

The management of engineering assets is rapidly evolving into a recognised discipline. The vast majority of engineers in Australia, and around the world, are involved in managing engineering assets. Every day decisions are made that affect the lifecycle cost of a company’s highly valued assets and there are increasing expectations to demonstrate competency and transparency in these decisions.

M.Sc. Biomedical Science

The Master of Biomedical Science, with specialised professional streams in Medical Laboratory Science, is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary for employment in medical pathology laboratories or other diagnostic laboratories and to gain research experience in an area of speciality. 

M.Sc. Biomedical Science

This newly redesigned course allows you to focus on molecular biotechnology or infectious diseases and microbiology, or on a blend of the two fields, through choice of optional units.

M.Sc. Mathematics

The Master of Science (Mathematics) is designed for students with a mathematics or statistics degree or with a degree containing a substantial amount of mathematics, such as a mathematics major in a science or engineering degree.

M.Sc. Computer Science

This Research Masters is designed for students wishing to undertake significant research as part of their postgraduate degree, and can lead to further postgraduate studies or roles as a project leader in innovative areas of computing.

M.Sc. Master of Science

Enrolment in a master's degree by research involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. 

M.Sc. Sustainable Aquaculture

In this course, you will build on your knowledge of aquaculture (fish farming) and develop your skills using new advances in the area of sustainable aquaculture.

M.Sc. Health Administration

Our postgraduate programs in Health Administration give you an understanding of management theories and principles and their application the management of health and aged care services.

M.Sc. Groundwater Hydrology

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma students gain an understanding of the basic scientific concepts relevant to groundwater, current pressing groundwater management issues and the technologies employed to deal with them.

M.Sc. Data Science

This MSc Data Science program from University of Adelaide provides the necessary skills for entering the world of big data and data science, an emerging area of necessity for many fields, including science, engineering, economics and digital humanities. 

M.Sc. Computer Science

The Master of Science (Computer Science) is designed for students with a computer science, software/computer systems engineering, information technology, information systems or an equivalent computing rich background. 

M.Sc. Actuarial Studies

Are you a maths whiz who wants stimulating work, limitless potential and an ever growing salary? This is the esteemed degree that will make you a thought leader in actuarial fields. With an ANU Master of Actuarial Studies degree you will excel in your career literally anywhere in the world.

M.Sc. Communication Outreach

The Australian National University Master of Science Communication Outreach is an internationally well-regarded qualification unlike any other. Our education experiences are hosted at Questacon and Australian National University, with scientists and science communicators giving lectures and presentations based on cutting edge research in science communication.