The University of Melbourne

Master of Science - Physics

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Science (Physics) is a coursework masters degree incorporating a substantial research project in a field of choice as well as a broad range of coursework subjects including a professional skills component, as a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce. Programs in astrophysics, theoretical particle and experimental particle physics explore questions relating to the origin, evolution and fate of our universe, addressing some of the most important and fundamental problems of our age. Research collaborations include the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, the LIGO gravitational wave detector, the MWA low-frequency radio telescope and the Australian Synchrotron.


  • 200 credit points, made up of discipline subjects (87.5 points), including compulsory subjects plus electives
  • professional skills subject (12.5 points)
  • research project (100 points).


  • Astrophysics, theoretical particle and experimental particle physics, quantum computing.

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a major in Physics, Mathematical Physics, Chemical Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering, and a weighted average mark of H3 (65%) in the best 50 points in that major or relevant discipline studies at third year
  • Completion of Quantum Mechanics at both second-year and third-year university level (in addition, Electrodynamics and Statistical Physics at third-year university-level are recommended).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $63,501
International: $63,501

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