Master of Science (Physics)

  • CRICOS code: 094600J

The experience


A balanced study experience

You will join one of our research groups as you complete a major research project for half of your course credit, while further developing your core physics understanding through advanced coursework in the other half.

Professional networks

All students participate in a range of activities that give you opportunities to meet physicists from the University and around the world.

Regular seminars introduce the latest thinking in specialised areas of physics, and each year the School hosts its flagship July Lectures in Physics, where eminent University of Melbourne and visiting physicists present historical and up-to-the-minute perspectives on a current topic in physics.

Our popular Women in Physics group is a professional network for women students and academics, and organises an annual Women in Physics camp.

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.

“As an undergraduate, I got to go to Hawaii and observe on the Keck telescope, one of the largest telescopes in the world, and during my Masters was accepted into a summer school in Rome, Italy where I spent a month learning about galaxies at the Vatican Observatory!” – Stephanie Bernard, Master of Science (Physics)

Where can physics research take you?

Dr Bryn Sobott is a physicist and researcher at the University of Melbourne. Dr Sobott, who completed his PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, brings his research to life in the field. Dr Sobott is a key member of the FREO2 team, a group of physicists who are treating pneumonia in developing countries with life-saving oxygen.