Master of Philosophy - Science

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    The experience


    Become part of something special

    The University of Melbourne is recognised world-wide as a centre of research excellence. Our researchers regularly publish in major international journals like Nature and Science, and this research is widely reported in Australian and international media, including the ABC, the BBC and the New York Times. Read about our amazing research on Pursuit.

    See the world

    As an MPhil student you might get the opportunity to attend an overseas conference to present your work and meet the world-leading researchers in your chosen field.

    Let the world come to you

    All MPhil students participate in a range of activities that give you opportunities to meet scientists from the University and around the world.

    Regular seminars introduce the latest thinking in specialised areas of science, and each year the University hosts several eminent international researchers through our Miegunyah Visiting Fellows Program.

    Career connections

    Events that connect students with industry and other employers are held throughout the year. You’ll have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field.

    Skill development

    Access extracurricular services and programs that will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed – for example the Three Minute Thesis competition and Thesis Boot Camp. You’ll also have access to a wide range of workshops on topics such as managing your data and science communication.


    While you’re studying with us, why not take advantage of the many opportunities available for you to get involved with volunteering to extend your learning opportunities, connect with communities, and enhance your employability. One opportunity for volunteering is through the Science Student Ambassadors program.

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