Master of Science (Chemistry)

Flinders University

Program Overview

Designed for students with a chemistry-rich background, the course builds on your existing chemistry knowledge with research and professional skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories to solve complex problems. Masters covers the practical and theoretical aspects of chemistry, as well as providing an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of chemistry in a global community. Projects and coursework have been designed to address topical concerns in industry and society, preparing you for further enrolment in a research degree or employment in chemistry-related fields.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,000



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The program contains both coursework and research components with a research project. The course is flexible and gives you the opportunity to select coursework topics from a range of disciplines and elective topics in areas including nanotechnology, clean technology, polymer science, and ethics, and as well as in various branches of chemistry. You will undertake advanced theoretical topics as well as gaining exposure to advanced research skills before undertaking a research project.

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent with a major in chemistry or a closely related discipline from an approved institution. Knowledge of second year chemistry is assumed. The Master of Science is not available to students who hold an honours degree in the same discipline.

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 6.5) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.


Annual fees:   $38,000

Chemistry graduates may start careers as analysts, research chemists, and may be employed in the wine, pharmaceutical, paint, mining, petroleum and automotive industries.

Potential occupations include:

  • scientist
  • graduate research officer
  • forensic chemist
  • development chemist
  • analytical chemist
  • industrial chemist
  • laboratory chemist
  • project officer
  • research scientist
  • laboratory technician
  • teacher
  • data analyst
  • system analyst
  • insurance analysis and adjustor
  • IP assessor.
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