24 months
36500 AUD/year
30100 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you are a science or applied science graduate and wish to further develop your research skills, then this Master of Applied Science (Research) from University of Canberra is the course for you.  

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The Master of Applied Science (Research) presents you with an opportunity to undertake independent research in a specialised area with expert supervision. This two-year full-time course has two study routes, and you can choose to complete it via a mixture of coursework and thesis, or thesis only.

As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), it is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

 On completion of the program, you can either continue with postgraduate research study in the form of a PhD, or confidently seek employment in a range of areas both nationally and internationally, such as government and private industry laboratories, or across natural and environmental services.

 Study a Master of Applied Science (Research) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • have access to expert staff supervision in applied and health science, including: human physiology, immunology, microbiology, toxicology, drug analysis, pharmacology, forensic science and neuromuscular co-ordination
  • have access to resource and environmental science expertise in the fields of: vegetation and wildlife ecology, freshwater ecology, conservation biology, wildlife genetics, environmental chemistry, geomorphology, micro-meteorology, geographical information systems, and resource and environmental management
  • be assigned a supervisory panel and primary supervisor to act as a mentor
  • receive support and skills development to plan and undertake research.

Career opportunities

  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Research officer
  • Research associate
  • Policy officer
  • Science communicator

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • an Honours degree in science (at H1 or H2A level) or the equivalent in a relevant professional field; or
  • a bachelor degree in science or applied science with above average performance; or
  • a bachelor degree followed by a graduate diploma in applied science; or
  • an Honours degree in science at H2B or H3 level and evidence of a capacity for conducting research at the Masters level.
CRICOS Code: 058965A  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30100 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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