Postgraduate

Master of Science

Enhance your research skills and experience in a scientific area by completing a Master of Science (Thesis and Coursework) in one of the specialisations offered.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study, who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.
This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study, who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.

Further Study

The Faculty of Science also offers a wide range of other postgraduate coursework and research courses.
The Faculty of Science also offers a wide range of other postgraduate coursework and research courses.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with first class or upper second class honours, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) secured a supervisor and research topic in the area of study
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Research and coursework supplementary form

Applicants to this course are required to submit a completed research and coursework supplementary form when applying.
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
When lodging your application, follow the steps for domestic research or international research students.

Course details

This course provides in-depth study in the chosen specialisation. The course adds significantly to a relevant undergraduate degree through coursework and major research in the approved area of interest within the program. By enhancing the student's knowledge of their chosen field of study through advanced coursework units and extensive, independent research, the Master of Science (Thesis and Coursework) opens up a range of possible career opportunities, depending on the student's area of specialisation. This is a Research Training Program course for domestic students.

About The Course

The Master of Science (thesis and coursework) is a research degree with students selecting one from the following discipline areas; Agriculture and Environment, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Human Sciences, Molecular Sciences andPsychological Science.Students will gain advanced knowledge in their chosen area of study, through independent research and coursework units that include a literature review/proposal unit and an advanced coursework unit.
Master of Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Varied depending on research
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70630
CRICOS code
  • 058945E
Master of Science
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Varied depending on research
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70630
CRICOS code
  • 058945E
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Science - Thesis and Coursework

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

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