Master of Philosophy - Chemistry (By Research)

Curtin University

This research course develops a more critical and problem solving approach to the professional practice of chemistry than is possible to achieve in a first qualification. The course forms a basis for the professional development of experts able to cope with sophisticated research and development problems in industry. It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Graduate Diploma in Chemistry but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Entry Requirements:

Specifically applicants require an honours degree in chemistry (first or second class) or a Graduate Diploma in Chemistry or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary educational institution.

Structure:

The course has a Thesis Research core unit. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Applied Chemistry. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.

Subjects you can Study:

Chemistry

Study Pathways:

Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission. Applications for advanced standing are assessed on an individual basis.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MR-CHEM

Who for:

Those who want to be able to cope with sophisticated research and development problems in industry

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Chemist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Online 1 year
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Full time 1 year
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Part time 2 years

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