Master of Science (Chemistry)

  • CRICOS code: 094594B

Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as: analytical chemists, environmental chemists, materials chemists, quality assurance analysts, geochemists, physical chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, patentattorneys, organic chemists, nanotechnologists, inorganic chemists, toxicologists, business development managers, secondary school teachers, and food scientists.

Employers in this field include:

  • Universities and public research institutions such the CSIRO
  • Medical research institutes such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Florey Institute
  • Research hospitals such as the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Research-focused companies such as CSL.

Technical and professional skills

On graduating from the course you’ll have high level knowledge and research skills in chemistry.

Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Research planning, literature reviews and reporting on research
  • Scientific communication, both written and oral
  • Project management.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to undertake a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).


Peter Markworth

"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."