M.Sc. On Campus Online

Science (Research)

University of New England

24 months
33856 AUD/year
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The Master of Science (Research) program from University of New England allows you to study flexibly, to gain expertise and research training, and to contribute to current scientific knowledge.  


Understanding and discovery in science drives advancement, providing solutions to the world's health, environmental, agricultural and technological challenges. You will be supervised by internationally-recognised scientists and with opportunities to immerse yourself in UNE's vibrant research culture and access to our world-class facilities, develop your skills as a research professional.

Why study the Master of Science with UNE?

Whether your goal is to pursue a career in research, or you wish to gain formal research training for current or future roles, University of New England's Master of Science (Research) is designed to foster your development as a research professional. Our course provides you with rigorous training in processes of scientific research, with flexible study options allowing you to complete your MSc in the way that best suits your lifestyle. Our course can be a pathway to PhD study, providing the pre-requisite training (for example, if you do not hold an Honours degree).

UNE's science research programs emphasise high-quality, high-impact, interdisciplinary scholarship and scientific enquiry, supporting innovation and improving social outcomes in the communities we serve. We seek to find solutions to complex problems, particularly those faced by rural and regional Australia.

With specialist knowledge in your field, you will be future proofing your career with in-demand scientific research skills. Through collaboration and innovation, we are dedicated to producing high-quality, high-impact, inter disciplinary research outcomes to find new applications and solutions to the problems faced in the rapidly changing world.

Career outcomes

Strong future growth is predicted in many science and technology sectors by the Australian Government.

Research experience can lead to enhanced employment opportunities in:

  • research and higher education institutions
  • health, medical, environmental, forensic and analytical laboratories
  • data science, statistics, analysis and information technology
  • agricultural science and technology services and industries
  • government agencies including CSIRO, ANSTO, and regulatory agencies (e.g. the APVMA, TGA, FSANZ)
  • mathematics and science teaching
  • leadership and management
  • sales and marketing.

Programme Structure

Degree structure:

  • The candidate shall present for examination a thesis in a format approved by the Committee embodying the results of the MSc work. Approved thesis formats are:
  • (a) Standard thesis, that exclusive of appendices, shall not exceed 30,000 words. In special cases these limits may be exceeded on the recommendation of the Principal Supervisor and Head of School and approval of the Committee; or
  • (b) Thesis by publication, as described in the Higher Degree Research Thesis by Publication Guidelines; or
  • (c) Journal article format, as described in the Journal Article Format for PhD Theses at UNE Guidelines.
  • A thesis must be in English unless the Committee has approved otherwise.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code 000477G

Admission to candidature in the degree of Master of Science (MSc) may be approved by the Committee only when the Head of School has:

  • certified that the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant undertaking the proposed MSc program are available; and
  • nominated an appropriate Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s) in accordance with the Supervisors - Nomination, Appointment and Responsibilities Rule.
The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, admit to candidature into the course for the degree of Master of Science (MSc) an applicant who:
  • has a degree of Bachelor (AQF Level 7) in a cognate discipline at the level of Credit (GPA 5) or above; or
  • has a degree at AQF Level 7 or equivalent and has adequate relevant preparation since graduation. 

Tuition Fee

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    33856 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33856 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Armidale

1500 - 2100 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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