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Master of Philosophy (Faculty of Science) - By Research


¿Qué aprenderé?

Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

The Master of Philosophy permits students to show independence of thought and demonstrate their ability to carry out research in their chosen discipline. It can be taken in any of the faculty's principal areas of research, including biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, mathematical sciences, astronomical sciences and physics.

Study areas
Biological Sciences

Areas of research specialisation include ecology, evolutionary biology, global change, conservation, biosecurity, disease control and genetics, cellular and developmental genetics.


Areas of research within Chemistry can be classified under three broad themes:

Understanding the world around us: water and environmental chemistry, analytical sciences, chemical biology, coal and soil science and computational chemistry.
Preparing for the future: materials science and nanotechnology, green chemistry, synthesis and catalysis, surfaces and surfactants and chemical education.
Lighting up our life: crystallography, biospectroscopy, super-resolution/single molecule spectroscopy and solar energy conversion.

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Areas of research specialisation include aerosols, boundary layers, bushfire and fire weather, climate science, clouds, convection, economic geology, environmental geology, fluvial geodynamics, GIS and remote sensing, hydrogeology, hydrology, mesoscale meteorology, palaeoecology, pure and applied geochemistry, soil science and soil chemistry, structural geology and geophysics, tropical meteorology, volcanology and applied palaeontology.

Mathematical Sciences

Areas of specialisation include applied and computational mathematics; astrophysics; pure mathematics (algebra, analysis, discrete mathematics and geometry), stochastic processes and interdisciplinary mathematical applications.

Physics and Astronomy

Research specialisations are available in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics, imaging physics, particle physics, quantum gases, theoretical physics and computational physics.

Career opportunities

Science graduates gain employment in genetic engineering, agricultural support and pharmaceutical science, banking and finance, environmental consulting, hospitals, medical institutes, mining, petroleum and engineering, research, and wine and food industries. Opportunities also exist in organisations including the Department of Sustainability and the Environment, CSIRO, the defence forces, road and water authorities, museums, local councils, education and the health sector. Depending on their areas of expertise, graduates can be employed as botanists, chemists, ecologists, astrophysicists, environment consultants, food scientists, palaeontologists, genetic engineers, marine biologists, materials scientists, medical scientists, metallurgists, molecular biologists, museum curators, nuclear physicists, financial analysts, communications specialists, forensic scientists, researchers, science journalists, geotechnical engineers, statisticians, teachers, and weather forecasters.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Science



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
A$48.600,00 (US$ 32.641) por año
Fecha de inicio

24 Julio 2023


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

En línea/Distancia (2 )

Costos de estudio
A$48.600,00 (US$ 32.641) por año
Fecha de inicio

24 Julio 2023

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50; TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21; Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

Para estudiantes internacionales

Must have:

qualified for a degree of bachelor with a minimum upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above) in an honours year in a relevant field, or its equivalent; or
qualifications which in the opinion of the GRC are equivalent or a satisfactory substitute.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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