24 months
37800 AUD/year
31400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Chemical Sciences offered at La Trobe University  gives you advanced training in key chemistry fields such as analytical, computational, medicinal, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Complete a research project, prepare a thesis and graduate ready for chemistry careers across a wide variety of industries.  

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Studying the Master of Chemical Sciences offered at La Trobe University   you'll learn:

Advanced chemistry

  • Complete core subjects in advanced chemistry including environmental, medicinal, organic, inorganic, polymer chemistry and more.

Chemical structure and characterisation 

  • Build on your understanding of techniques for the study of chemical compounds.
  • Receive advanced training in spectroscopic methods such as NMR and UV-visible spectroscopy, separation science and chromatography.

Scientific communication skills 

  • Understand how to make your findings coherent and intelligible through report writing and data visualisation.
  • Learn to access scientific information using scientific journals, databases and online resources.

Career Outcomes

Experts in chemical sciences are employed in a range of roles including:

  • Industrial chemist
  • Senior process engineer
  • Senior analytical chemist
  • Mentor and train staff.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Chemistry 
  • Chemical Structure and Characterisation 
  • Scientific Communication Skills 
  • Skills in Science 
  • Molecular Nanoscience  
  • Advanced Chemistry Laboratory  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

    CRICOS code: 062473J  
  • Academic level
Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Equivalent prerequisite qualifications
Applicants who hold a Bachelor degree with substantial chemistry content equivalent to second or third-year chemistry may also be considered.
  • Specialisations (Compulsory)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31400 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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