Master of Science (Physics)

  • CRICOS Code: 094600J

Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

The Master of Science (Physics) could be the start of a rewarding research career in physics or an aligned field such as meteorology, informatics or software engineering.

Or you could think outside the box and take your advanced analytical and problem-solving skills into business, government or education.

Our graduates go on to work as:

  • Physicists
  • Data scientists
  • Astrophysicists
  • Quantum computing scientists
  • Engineers.

Employers in this field include:

  • Government departments of education and environment, including the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Consulting firms such as Deloitte
  • Software and computing companies such as IBM, IRESS and Quantium
  • Large financial services providers including ANZ and NAB
  • Academic and public research institutions such as universities and the CSIRO

Technical and professional skills

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

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
  • Time management.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in physics, 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 (Earth Sciences) and a PhD in the same field.