Master of Science (Chemistry)

  • CRICOS Code: 094594B

The experience


World-class facilities

Many of our research groups are based in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute – the University's core multidisciplinary research and development centre.

This means that we have access to some of the most advanced and innovative equipment and facilities in the country, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and an electron microscopy suite.

Depending on where your research takes you, you'll also have access to x-ray diffraction, chromatography and laser spectroscopy.

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.

We also offer students the STEM Industry Mentoring Program and the Job Ready short course – helping develop your communication skills and employability.


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.

Stay in touch with newsletters

We keep all graduate students up to date with a monthly e-newsletter, packed with news on events, scholarships, jobs opportunities, study tips and more.

Study abroad

To add a global experience to your degree, consider studying overseas. The optional industry internship subject can also be completed overseas.

photo 2
Studying at the University has not only exposed me to interesting research opportunities, but has greatly facilitated networking amongst academic and industrial contacts as well. The main highlight of my studies has been publishing a detailed review paper finally explaining a reaction that has been widely used yet misunderstood for over 100 years! I’ve also developed an automatic phosphate monitoring system that can run for weeks to months at a time using alcohol and UV light. Edward Nagul
photo 2

A masters degree is highly valuable for gaining employment locally, but essential when looking abroad. The degree shows that you have perseverance, dedication and creativity, when undergoing self-motivated research. The benefits of working in a group environment coupled with complying with the safety and procedural rules of a lab, are looked upon as highly favourable, compared to just a graduate. Additionally, you receive a respectable reference from your supervisor and valued friends and contacts from the rest of your lab group and beyond. The benefits are substantial in either continuing research or seeking employment any number of industries. Your skills such as analytical and communication skills traverse many disciplines. Peter Markworth