Master of Science - Chemistry

University of Melbourne, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Science (Chemistry) embeds you in one of our cutting-edge chemistry research groups with world-leaders in areas such as molecular analysis, drug discovery, materials science, sustainable energy and nanotechnology. You'll leave the course with a major research project to feature in your CV. You'll develop your technical skills and your ability to evaluate and analyse data, while contributing to important scientific research. If you'd like to gain even more real-world experience, you can choose to complete an internship in a science or technology-related workplace for course credit.To round out your skill set, select from a range of high-level professional subjects, including scientific communication, modelling, programming, business and more.


  • 200 credit points comprising discipline (core) subjects (12.5 points)
  • discipline elective subjects (25-50 points)
  • professional skills subject (12.5-25 points)
  • research project (125 points).


  • Molecular analysis, drug discovery, materials science, sustainable energy and nanotechnology.

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant chemistry discipline, with an average mark of at least 65% in the best 50 points in appropriate discipline studies at third year
  • At least 25 points (two subjects) of third-year university-level chemistry subjects, of which 12.5 points (one subject) must be practical-based. You are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors before applying, especially if your undergraduate degree is not a major in pure chemistry, but in a relevant discipline, such as applied chemistry.

Study pathways

The University of Melbourne Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine are pathways to Master of Science specialisations.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Parkville International: $83,968 Yes No information available

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