Master of Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Master of Science is a two-year full-time program providing graduates with the opportunity to undertake advanced study and research. This program is designed to provide you with a thorough training in applied scientific research and methodology and will also prepare you for higher degree studies and professional employment. The program consists of both theoretical and practical coursework, as well as a research dissertation. You will complete advanced coursework prior to completing the research component.The coursework will provide a critical evaluation of research and presentation, develop your knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses techniques as applied to scientific research, and develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. You will have the opportunity to develop a research proposal including aims, methodology and a literature review.You will undertake a major research project under the supervision of one of our leading researchers. The program has ten different majors aligned to the discipline strengths of the School, including Applied Mathematics, Archaeological Science, Biomedical Science, Bioscience, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Security, Forensic Science, Marine Science and Physics.The degree will be assessed through coursework, research project performance, thesis and seminar.Industry and expert connectionsGriffith has a proud history of leading the way across scientific research. As a student of the Master of Science, you'll have access to leading experts from a range of respected University research centres, including the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), the Centre for Quantum Dynamics (CQD), the Cities Research Institute (CRI), the Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI), the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), the Institute of Glycomics, the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) and the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC).


  • Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Dissertation
  • Exploring the Literature
  • Honours Classical and Quantum Mechanics
  • Honours Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Scientific Data Analysis
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication
  • Tensors, Groups and General Relativity
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 1
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 2
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 3
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 4

Standard entry requirements

Contact the administration for more information.


The University's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy will apply.

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete the Master of Science program at the required level will be eligible to apply for entry to Doctoral Research programs.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Nathan Campus International: $77,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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