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Master of Physics

The University of Western Australia

24 months
43200 AUD/year
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The Master of Physics program at The University of Western Australia is about understanding the world around us at its most fundamental level. The knowledge generated through the study of physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies, from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners. 


In the Master of Physics program at The University of Western Australia you will develop a combination of high-level research, analytical and problem-solving skills which are highly valued by industry and government employers.

The Master of Physics can be undertaken in one of the following:
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (astronomy techniques, astro-statistics, galactic dynamics, compact objects, astrophysical shocks, plasma astrophysics, space electrodynamics and high-energy astrophysics)
  • Computational Physics (numerical methods, high performance computing, graphics processing unit (GPU) programming and methods of computational physics) 
  • Experimental Physics (data analysis and methods of experimental physics)
  • Medical Physics (commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of these medical systems that help to diagnose and treat thousands of people every year)
  • Theoretical Physics (discipline-specific knowledge at the frontiers of modern physics).

Career Pathways

In addition to a career as a research scientist or educator, previous graduates from the School of Physics have had highly successful careers in finance, management, geophysics and the information technology sector. Medical physicists can undertake roles in a tertiary public hospital or private medical service provider.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Thinking with Python 
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods  
  • Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism 
  • Many Particle Systems  
  • Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics 
  • Electrodynamics and Relativity 
  • Astrophysics and Space Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 087902J   

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree in physics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; or
  • an honours degree in physics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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