Master of Science (Chemistry)
- CRICOS Code: 094594B
Where will this take me?
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.
At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to undertake a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).
If you’re offered a place in the Master of Science (Chemistry), with an entry score of at least 80%, you’ll also receive a conditional offer for a PhD through the Graduate Research Pathway. By securing your PhD place early on, you can focus on your masters subjects, then transition into a PhD without the stress of reapplying. More about the Graduate Research Pathway
"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."