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You will develop a combination of high-level research, analytical and problem-solving skills which are highly valued by industry and government employers at this Master in Physics - Theoretical Physics at The University of Western Australia .

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.

Career Pathways

This course 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 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:

  • Special Topics in Theoretical Physics
  • Physics Research Project Development
  • Master's Dissertation—Physics Research Presentation
  • Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics
  • Master's Dissertation—Theoretical Physics

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

                  You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  96 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
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                Academic Requirements

                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; 


                • an honours degree in physics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.
                CRICOS: 087902J

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  39300 AUD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 78600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                National: AUD 8,934 per year

                Living costs for Perth

                • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                  Living Costs

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