Griffith University

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 students with a thorough training in applied scientific research and methodology and will also prepare students for higher degree studies and professional employment. The program consists of both theoretical and practical coursework, as well as a research dissertation. Students complete advanced coursework and specialist laboratory classes prior to completing their research project. The coursework will provide a critical evaluation of research and presentation, develop the student's knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses techniques as applied to scientific research, and develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. Students will have the opportunity to develop a research proposal including aims, methodology and a literature review. The dissertation involves applied research on a specific project, a seminar and thesis describing the research in detail.The Biotechnology major is designed to address the needs of students wishing to fill the gap between research in biotechnology and its applications in the treatment or identification of human diseases or other applications in the biotechnology industry. Students will undertake coursework in advanced molecular biology techniques, including gene expression analysis and cell biology to augment their research in these areas, and in the development of intellectual property with a view to protecting discoveries and understanding pathways for translating the discovery into practical application and commercialisation. The Clinical and Molecular Microbiology major will provide pathways in public health microbiology or applied and environmental microbiology and comprises of advanced microbiology and molecular microbiology coursework. The Food Security major will equip students with the necessary training in analytical chemistry, microbiology and soil science to undertake research into enhanced and sustainable agriculture and food production. The Medicinal Chemistry major is designed for students interested in natural product discovery and drug design. Students will undertake coursework in advanced chemistry and have access to broadening courses in biology. The Materials Science major will appeal to students who are interested in working at the nexus of physics and the chemical sciences and who have research aspirations in materials design and engineering. Typical projects include energy generation and storage, carbon materials including graphene and related materials, coatings, sensors and fluidic devices. Coursework in the areas of either solid state physics and/or synthetic chemistry will be offered.


  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies

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: $65,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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