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 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 equipment.

Career connections

There are many events that will connect you with industry and employers throughout the year. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field, and to join the STEM Industry Mentoring Program to 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.

Study abroad

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


Edward Nagul

PhD candidate Edward Nagul talks about the importance of networking and communication skills for future scientists

I've been motivated to pursue chemistry ever since Year 10 at school; unlocking the secrets of the physical world and using them for creative applications was just as alluring to me then as it is now.

The University of Melbourne has an excellent reputation for being well-known and well-connected in a variety of circles across industry and academia, and it was this opportunity for networking which ranked highly amongst my reasons for studying at the University.

Doing research requires that you love what you do, as the motivation must come from yourself, and not your supervisor. It's an exciting way to indulge your curiosity, particularly if you love problem-solving and understanding what truly makes things work, and it's up to you as a communicator to explain to people why your work is valuable and what can be gained from it.

I have also been able to facilitate networking amongst academic and industrial contacts through my studies at the University. This is of particular importance to me, as I plan to cultivate as many scientific career options as possible before my PhD finishes.