Program Overview

The world of science and technology is rapidly changing, with strong future growth projected in many fields. UNE's Master of Scientific Studies is a flexibly delivered coursework degree that provides you with specialised training in your chosen field with experienced, hands-on academic staff.

Our majors span the pure and applied sciences, with options available in Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Quantitative Ecology and Zoology. Hone your skills in critical thinking, problem solving and analysis, and gain a strong foundation in research methods and the advanced applied skills that are relevant to your discipline.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,856



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Core Units

6 credit points

Complete the following unit


Approved Majors

Complete ONE Major from the following list

  • Biochemistry

  • Biomedical Science

  • Chemistry

  • Genetics

  • Mathematics

  • Medicinal Chemistry

  • Quantitative Ecology

  • Zoology

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline*at the level of Credit (GPA 5) or above; or

  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours in a relevant discipline* at the level of Credit (GPA 5) or above.


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


With specialised postgraduate training in your chosen field, your applied practical skills and advanced subject knowledge will give you a competitive edge. Employment opportunities for UNE science graduates are diverse. For example, some of the roles you could consider include:

  • research scientist with government agencies such as CSIRO and ANSTO

  • environmental protection field officer

  • pharmaceutical research and development

  • university research and education

  • wildlife management and biosecurity.

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