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 and quantum computing 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
  • Universities and public research institutions such as 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.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in physics, if you choose.

If you’re offered a place in the Master of Science (Physics), 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