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
  • Patent attorneys
  • Organic chemists
  • Nanotechnologists
  • Inorganic chemists
  • Toxicologists
  • Business development managers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Food scientists.

Employers in this field include:

  • Academic and public research institutions such as universities and the CSIRO
  • Medical research institutes such as WEHI 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 begin a PhD in chemistry, if you choose.

If you have a weighted average mark of 80% or higher in your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Graduate Research Pathway in Science. This is a 5-year course of study made up of the Master of Science (Chemistry) and a PhD in the same field.