Monash University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
44500 AUD/year
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Science program at Monash University will deepen your knowledge and skills through advanced coursework and industry application to advance your career or pursue further research. The Monash Master of Science is an expert master’s course that prepares you for professional employment or for PhD studies.


From computational astrophysics to dynamical meteorology, geochemistry to x-ray optics, the Master of Science at Monash University provides ample opportunities for you to develop a passion and determination for original thought, new perspectives and make connections with people in both academia and industry.

For example, the specialisations in Atmospheric and Earth Sciences are delivered in cooperation with the Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (VIEPS) – offering you unparalleled access to the academic expertise of, collaboration and industry engagement opportunities with VIEPS members.

Pathways and outcomes

This Master’s provides a wealth of professional employment opportunities across four disciplines: Astrophysics, Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Physics. It can also be used to prepare students for a PhD.

Programme Structure

Course structure
  • The course comprises 96 points structured into four parts, Part A. Advanced studies, Part B. Research project, Part C. Extended studies, and Part D. Advanced research project. All students complete Part C and Part D.
  • Depending upon prior qualifications students may receive credit for Part A and Part B.
  • Students admitted at entry level 1 complete 96 points, comprising Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D.
  • Students admitted at entry level 2 complete 48 points, comprising Part C and Part D.
  • Standard duration is two years full time, four years part time. Students have a maximum of four years to complete the course.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Either a bachelors degree requiring at least four years of full-time study, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree class I, IIA or upper IIB (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) level; or

  • a course leading to a level rated by the relevant school, faculty and central university committees as equivalent to an honours class I, IIA or upper IIB (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) degree; or
  • a masters degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, at least equivalent to an honours degree (a 'significant research component' in a masters degree will vary from discipline to discipline).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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