Master of Physics

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Program Description

Master of Physics

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Master of Physical Science

With Specialisations in:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Experimental Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Theoretical Physics

Enhance your skills and knowledge of an area in physical science by completing a Master of Physical Sciencewith a specialisation in astronomy and astrophysics, medical physics or physics.

The knowledge generated through the study of Physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies – from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners.

Course description, features and facilities

The Master of Physical Science consists of a combination of coursework units and a research dissertation. The researchdissertation is undertaken as part of an internationally recognised research group. Students develop a combination of high-level research, analytical and problem-solving skills which are highly valued by industry and government employers.

For students wishing to continue to a PhD, the Master of Physical Science provides an outstanding preparation.

Admission to this course requiresthe completion of arelevant bachelor degree(that aligns with your preferred specialisation) with a WAM greater than 65 per cent.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

Career opportunities

The principal career destination for students completing this course is research. Other career paths include industry and government positions requiring a high level of analytical and problem-solving skills. One example is the resources sector, where Physics graduates are highly sought after for analysis and interpretation of large geophysical data sets.


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  • English

Last updated February 5, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
2 years
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