Master's Degrees in Master of Science in Australia

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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!

238 Master of Science Master's degrees in Australia

M.Sc. Science

This Master of Science at The University of Western Australia 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.

M.Sc. Science

The aim of the Master of Science program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential scientific knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies.

Information Technology
M.Sc. Marine Science and Management

The Program is aimed at both domestic and international students interested in the interdisciplinary field of marine science and management. Topics in marine science include coastal management and engineering, climate change, marine ecology and conservation, physical oceanography and modelling.

Faculty of Science
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. Interpreting

The Master of Interpreting (MInt) is a 72 UOC program approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). The program aims to equip graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as competent and ethical interpreters in international and domestic settings.

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Information Management

This course will provide you with a professional qualification in information management together with an understanding of how the field of information management is developing.

M.Sc. Environmental Science (Research)

The Master of Environmental Science (Research) course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that make an advanced contribution to scholarship and mastery of a scientific field of knowledge.

M.Sc. Cyber Security Operations

The Master of Cyber Security Operations is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the managerial and technical skills and expertise relevant to planning, operation and acquisition of the cyber security function.

UNSW Canberra
M.Sc. Science (Astrophysics)

The aim of the University of Southern Queensland Master of Science (Astrophysics) program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential scientific knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies.

Information Technology
M.Sc. Infectious Diseases Intelligence

The Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence (MIDI) is essential for a career in health emergencies, outbreaks, infectious diseases risk assessment and emergency response related to infectious diseases and other threats. 

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Food Science

The food industry is one of the largest in the world. Its growth, particularly into the export market, requires a high level of technology as well as professionally trained individuals to apply that technology.

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 Master of Science (Physics) at Flinders University is designed for students with a physics-rich background.

M.Sc. Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics (MAppLing) is made up of postgraduate courses that extend and deepen students' existing skills, knowledge and understanding in professionally relevant fields of study, as well as teaching advanced skills in research and analytical thinking. 

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Project Management

The Master of Science (Project Management) is a well-rounded and balanced Master’s Program providing students not only with highly specialised Project Management content but equips students with the knowledge, theory and principles relevant to the modern project manager.

M.Sc. Geophysics

This course offers a solid grounding and practical training in a wide range of geophysical exploration methods, including data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. 

M.Sc. Architectural Science - Sustainable Design (Illumination Design)

With a specialisation in Illumination Design, this degree enables you to extend your sustainability expertise into the lighting design area. With this knowledge, you can differentiate yourself as a graduate and can choose from a range of career pathways include architecture, sustainable and energy-efficient lighting consultancy, product design and distribution.

M.Sc. Architectural Science - Audio and Acoustics (Sustainable Design)

Build a deep foundation in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics with an added specialisation in sustainable design. You will understand how sound shapes our experience of communication, entertainment and spatial awareness, opening up a diversity of career paths including audio production, system design and acoustic consulting with a perspective of sustainability. 

M.Sc. Computer Science

Designed for students with a computer science, software/computer systems engineering, information technology, information systems or equivalent computing-rich background, this Computer Science course at Flinders University builds on your existing computer science, research and professional skills.

M.Sc. City Planning

Planning is an exciting, varied and progressive profession which plays a pivotal role in decisions shaping the future of cities and regions. Planners need to see the whole picture: we need to be good thinkers, good analysts and good communicators. 

Faculty of Built Environment
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. Science (Applied Climate Science)

The aim of the University of Southern Queensland Master of Science (Applied Climate Science) program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential scientific knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies.

Information Technology
M.Sc. Women's Health Medicine

Women's Health Medicine is a rapidly expanding and diverse field of practice. It encompasses the timely provision of sexual and reproductive care, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care as well as the management of female specific conditions and malignancies. 

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Commerce

The Master of Commerce will open up a diverse range of employment opportunities in a range of public, private or for-purpose organisations.

M.Sc. Agriculture

The Master of Science in Agriculture is a program of course work, research methodology and research designed to provide an introduction to research. The course work component is designed to provide advanced knowledge and to develop a range of skills, applicable to the candidate's background and area of interest.

UNE Distance Courses
M.Sc. Architectural Science - Audio and Acoustics

The Master of Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) will give you a solid foundation in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics. You will gain a deep understanding of how sound shapes our experience of communication, entertainment, and spatial awareness, opening up a diversity of career paths including audio production, system design and acoustic consulting. 

M.Sc. Project Management

The Project Management program is designed for postgraduate scholars with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or extensive professional experience who wish to develop a higher level understanding of the principles and practices of project management and to strengthen their skills in this area.

UNSW Canberra
M.Sc. Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that make an advanced contribution to scholarship and mastery of a scientific field of knowledge.

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. Space Operations

The Space Operations program aims to allow students to develop a high level of understanding of the issues associated with the planning, operation and acquisition of space systems.

UNSW Canberra
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. Finance

Challenging program taught by industry leading academics and researchers, developed in close consultation with the finance sector.

UNSW Business School
M.Sc. Computer Science

Information and computing technology affects all aspects of modern life and there is a worldwide shortage of ICT professionals. Its applications now include, not only commerce and science, but also health, education, engineering, transport, government, entertainment, sport, and social networking. 

UNE Distance Courses
M.Sc. Aviation Management

The Master of Aviation Management (MAvMgmt) is designed for professionals who have a University degree and relevant industry experience. The program is developed with industry input and aims to provide managers and professionals with the skills and knowledge to be effective in a contemporary Aviation environment.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Architectural Science - Sustainable Design (High Performance Buildings)

With a specialisation in High Performance Buildings, this degree enables you to extend your sustainability expertise into the growing built environment area. With this knowledge, you can differentiate yourself as a graduate and can choose from a range of career pathways include architecture, property development, construction or urban planning, corporate real estate and building services.

M.Sc. Psychology (Forensic)

The Master of Psychology (Forensic) program was offered for the first time in 1998. The degree is unique among masters programs in forensic psychology at Australian universities in that both a school of psychology and a law school are involved in its teaching; each School at UNSW is a recognised leader in its field in Australia.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Aquaculture

The postgraduate Aquaculture program at Flinders University develops an understanding of aquaculture principles and practices in a wide variety of fields. 

M.Sc. Food Science

The Master of Science program is designed for food scientists and graduates wishing to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in their current area of expertise.

Faculty of Engineering
M.Sc. Environmental Science and Management

The Master of Environmental Science and Management is a coursework and research-based program designed to equip environmental scientists with specialist or multi-disciplinary professional knowledge in conceptual, scientific and field and laboratory technical competencies related to environmental science and natural resources management.

UNE Distance Courses
M.Sc. Marketing

Advance your career in marketing with a degree from Australia’s leading business school. Gain specialist marketing knowledge, and ability to think strategically about brand equity, digital marketing, competitive advantage, positioning and value.

UNSW Business School
M.Sc. Science (Mathematics and Statistics)

The aim of the University of Southern Queensland Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential scientific knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies.

Information Technology
M.Sc. Criminal Justice & Criminology

The Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology may be taken full-time in two semesters or part-time in a minimum of four semesters. Postgraduate courses may be offered in a variety of formats spread across first semester, second semester and the summer term. All courses in the Law School contain a research component.

Faculty of Law
M.Sc. Urban Development and Design

Master of Urban Development & Design (MUDD) is a multidisciplinary degree which links the study of urban design with the processes of urban development. Through the investigation of urban growth and change in a studio-based setting, you will understand the role of urban design in relation to the forces which shape the city.

Faculty of Built Environment
M.Sc. Scientific Studies

The Master of Scientific Studies is a course work plus research degree designed to provide specialised training in a specific field of study. The degree involves advanced level course work study and students must complete one of the following majors: Biomedical Science; Biodiversity; Chemistry; Genetics; Mathematics; Zoology.

UNE Distance Courses
M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles to developing technologies and solving problems in a diverse range of health care related fields e.g. implantable bionics, drug delivery systems, medical imaging, radiotherapies, orthopedic devices, telemedicine, robotic surgery, cell and tissue engineering, records management, physical rehabilitation and others.

Faculty of Engineering
M.Sc. Geospatial Science

In your first year you will undertake a range of coursework units to gain knowledge and skills in the foundation and applications of GIScience.

M.Sc. Psychology (Clinical)

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) program began in 1971. The School’s theoretical orientation has primarily been one of experimental empiricism, and the Clinical program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model for clinical training. 

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Aquaculture Science and Technology

Take your undergraduate degree in science further and work in leadership roles within public or private organisations. With the advanced knowledge gained throughout this professional master’s program, you will be equipped to address many of the world’s current environmental issues.Get practical experience in world heritage listed reef and rainforest environments. You will learn from lecturers who are experts in their field and will challenge you to develop your problem solving skills.

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. International Public Health

The Master of International Public Health (MIPH) is recognised as a sought after qualification in international health. Many graduates of MIPH or similar programs have found employment with international aid organisations.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Law, Media and Journalism

The Master of Law, Media and Journalism is a specialist degree intended for individuals with an interest in the developing relationship between media and law. It is open to students from a media background, law background, or who have previously undertaken a Bachelors degree but have no prior experience in either media or law.

Faculty of Law