Master of Science (By Research)

Monash University

Candidature in a master's degree by research involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Entry Requirements:

A bachelors degree requiring at least 4 years of full-time study, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree class 1, 2A or upper 2B (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 1, 2A or upper 2B (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); It is normally expected that at a minimum, a grade of upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) has been obtained for the research thesis or project


Research may be undertaken within all Schools of the Faculty of Science. Students are required to submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 35,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners.

Subjects you can Study:

Astronomy; Atmospheric sciences; Biological sciences; Chemistry; Environmental science; Geosciences; Mathematical sciences; Physics

Who for:

Students who wish to undertake a higher degree by research at master's level

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Clayton No info No Online 2 years
Clayton No info No Full time 2 years
Clayton No info No Part time 4 years

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