University of New England UNE

Master of Science (By Research)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that make an advanced contribution to scholarship and mastery of a scientific field of knowledge. It provides the rigorous processes that are essential for the maintenance of academic quality and integrity in the University's operations, and that reflect the University's values of providing a formative, respectful, inclusive, flexible and innovative environment for the delivery of high quality research training for its students.

Designed for

Candidates wishing to pursue a particular research topic related to science


Students will undertake advanced study and research. In all cases, the student shall present a thesis.


  • Agronomy
  • Animal science
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Ecology
  • Exercise science
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Precision agriculture
  • Psychology
  • Regulatory science
  • Sport science
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline at the level of Credit (GPA 5) or above
  • Or Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-relevant discipline and has adequate relevant preparation since graduation. Adequate relevant preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training, during an occupation or through peer review publications. Admission to candidature may be approved by the Committee only when the Head of School has certified the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant are available, and nominated an appropriate Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s). All applicants must meet the University's English Language Requirements.

Study pathways

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) Yes

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