Master's Degree in Natural Sciences in Australia

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Natural Sciences

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

The natural sciences deal with the understanding of natural phenomena through observations and predictions. The scientific method and the laws of nature may be covered. Natural science branches include areas such as physics and biology, and there are many more.

Australia has a subsidized higher education for students pursuing the undergraduate degrees. They also give loan and grants for the post graduate students. Higher learning starts at undergraduate degree level to a doctoral degree offered in any field of study.

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Australia 2017/2018

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Master of Neuroscience (ΜοΝ)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Neuroscience is an intensive program of graduate coursework providing a pathway for science graduates to acquire new skills, or to extend and renew their understanding of neuroscience principles. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia 2017/2018. A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Students of the Master of Neuroscience programs join our world-class scientists, and have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience from their research. These programs provide science graduates with new skills, and extend and renew your understanding of neuroscience principles. You will acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern concepts in neuroscience and the methodologies employed. Make an enquiry directly with ANU We have over a dozen independent research groups working at our Eccles Institute of Neuroscience in state of-the-art facilities. This includes well-equipped laboratories, a suite of electron microscopes, a confocal scanning microscope and a protein and DNA analytical service and advanced super and parallel computing facilities. We provide staff and students with an exceptional environment for research on brain function, with a cellular focus and an emphasis on signal processing in sensory systems. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in neuroscience; apply their knowledge in neuroscience to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to neuroscience; demonstrate a theoretical understanding of current neuroscience techniques ; demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyse results and write scientific reports clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats. Career Options Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by... [-]

Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) (MMS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

This degree is intended to enable students to upgrade their expertise in the mathematical sciences either as a route to further study of mathematical sciences or to upgrade their quantitative skills in areas such as the biological sciences and computational science that are rapidly becoming more reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences ANU is ranked number one in Australia for maths teaching and research*. We offer our students small class sizes and access to some of the best mathematicians in Australia, currently including 15 fellows of the Australian Academy of Sciences, two fellows of the Royal Society, ten recipients of the Australian Mathematical Society Medal and three ARC Laureate Fellows. Our researchers have access to up-to-date computing facilities including the National Computational Infrastructure supercomputer. We fulfil both a national and international role as a “research institute” in the mathematical sciences, working cooperatively with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and a number of international centres. Make an enquiry directly with ANU This degree is intended to enable students to upgrade their expertise in the mathematical sciences either as a route to further study of mathematical sciences or to upgrade their quantitative skills in areas such as the biological sciences and computational science that are rapidly becoming more reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Explain the fundamental concepts of a chosen research topic and its role in modern mathematics and applied contexts; Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions; Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from the chosen research area; Engage in systematic discovery and critical review... [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia 2017/2018. A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges. The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Make an enquiry directly with ANU Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting edge techniques. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study; apply their knowledge in biological sciences to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biological sciences; demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biological sciences research; perform experimental work under guidance, interpret and analyse results, write reports; clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats to specialist and... [-]

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Our high standing is built upon an emphasis on application of the enabling sciences—mathematics, physics, and chemistry—to address the big challenges in Earth sciences. We are innovators: always seeking to develop new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. [+]

ANU is ranked number one in Australia for Earth sciences and number 12 globally.* Our high standing is built upon an emphasis on application of the enabling sciences—mathematics, physics, and chemistry—to address the big challenges in Earth sciences. We are innovators: always seeking to develop new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. Our cutting-edge research led by over 70 academic staff, along with state-of-the-art facilities, provide a conducive environment for high-quality research training for our postgraduate students. Whether it be chemistry, physics or biology, all of our academics are experts in their field, giving students diverse disciplinary perspectives on research projects. Make an enquiry directly with ANU Our Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) lets you study pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards. *QS World University Rankings by subject 2017 Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Understand advanced concepts in Earth Sciences and relate them to a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; Apply knowledge acquired in the coursework to their research project; Acquire independently data and evaluate and interpret obtained datasets; Formulate working hypotheses and design methods to test these; Compile a major body of research in a written report and present results to an expert audience; Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics Career Options Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among... [-]

Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) (MAA)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Postgraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics at ANU receive an innovative education. You will have access to Australia’s largest optical observatory and to the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, which designs, builds and tests world-leading instrumentation for astronomy and space science. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia 2017/2018. A two year postgraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Postgraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics at ANU receive an innovative education. You will have access to Australia’s largest optical observatory and to the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, which designs, builds and tests world-leading instrumentation for astronomy and space science. As a postgraduate student, you’ll be based at our Mount Stromlo Observatory, where our staff and students have made major contributions to astronomy, mapping the structure and formation of the Milky Way, discovering planets orbiting other stars, and discovering the accelerating expansion of the Universe. Our staff include winners of the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and the Nobel Prize. Make an enquiry directly with ANU The Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) incorporates both coursework and research components. The coursework component can be tailored to your interests, and can include astrophysical techniques, astrophysical computing, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, galaxies, and cosmology. The research project provides the opportunity to enhance and develop your detailed knowledge and skills in a specific area of astronomy or astrophysics. It may include the acquisition and analysis of telescope data, the development of theoretical models, or the development and testing of new astronomical instrumentation. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in their area of study; apply their knowledge in astronomy & astrophysics to new problems; interpret, synthesize and... [-]

Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (Professional) program focuses on Environmental Management as well as Urban Design & Planning. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component. Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR completed a collaborative research project totaling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The Professional Portfolio subject cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all 12 subjects of the master’s component of the degree. [-]

Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University
Campus Full time 72 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia 2017/2018. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide. The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This program enables you to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete 12 subjects for a master’s degree. Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning (4) Complete four of the following subjects: Environmental Assessment Environmental Management and Climate Change Environmental Science Field Work Planning and Assessment Processes Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities Urban Design and Place Making Economics of Sustainable Development Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning (8) If you have obtained a relevant undergraduate degree and seek accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), you must complete the following eight subjects: Economics of Sustainable Development Environmental Management and Climate Change Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and... [-]

Master of Chemical Sciences

La Trobe University
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 Australia Melbourne

If you're a chemistry graduate, this course will provide you with additional or advanced training in specialised areas of chemical science, such as analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental methods. [+]

If you're a chemistry graduate, this course will provide you with additional or advanced training in specialised areas of chemical science, such as analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental methods. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent. Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor's degree in chemistry, or a degree with a substantial chemistry content equivalent to second or third-year chemistry, or... [-]

Master of Environmental Engineering Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course is designed to enable engineers and other technical specialists to take a leadership role in the field of environmental engineering and management. The course deals with the broad aspects of environmental management relevant to practising professionals in engineering science, planning, architecture, law, surveying, health and building. Engineers, scientists, town planners and other professionals working in this field have a compelling duty to ensure that the adverse effects of development on the total environment are minimised. The duration of this course is one and a half years; however, applicants with a recognised bachelor's degree in engineering or the natural and physical sciences are eligible for credit recognition of up to four subjects and are thus able to complete the course in one year on a full-time basis. [+]

The course combines a set of key subjects that contain information on the nature of environmental problems together with engineering techniques for their solution. This is supplemented by management and policy subjects to empower the engineer, or technical specialist, to lead multidisciplinary teams working in the field of environmental engineering and management. The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to environmental engineering management major, an independent graduate project and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subject, some with prior approval).... [-]


Master of Science (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Science (Research) provides an opportunity for students to acquire research skills and deepen their knowledge in an area of science. [+]

Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty. Students are examined through the presentation of a thesis, and may be required to take prescribed subjects in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor. In addition, students are expected to undertake extra activities in consultation with their supervisor to enhance and develop their skills as a researcher, where these activities are documented each year in the form of a study plan.

The Master of Science (Research) aims to provide professional development of the candidate, providing experience in problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and project presentation.... [-]


Master of Science (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Science (Extension) aims to renew and broaden students' scientific and industry experience with managerial and business acumen. It provides students with numerous opportunities by value-adding to their existing specialisations and bringing them up to speed on knowledge and technologies, or by expanding into different majors of interest to acquire professional and management skills. [+]

The course contains a compulsory core of professional subjects relevant to all science disciplines. The subjects in the core provide a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations. These are the skills of communication, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation. The professional strand is complemented by a choice of major study in a specific science or mathematics discipline. Students may have the option of undertaking a small research project, subject to approval by the faculty. For students with suitable achievement levels, an opportunity to undertake a more substantial research project is available by transferring into the Master of Science (Honours) (C04267). For those considering a research degree, the Master of Science (Honours) provides a pathway to a PhD. The final session of electives allows students to complement their existing skill set using tailored subjects from related disciplines across health, engineering and business.... [-]


Master of Orthoptics

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney

The Master of Orthoptics provides the requisite in-depth knowledge, skills and experience to work as an orthoptist in the multidisciplinary eye healthcare sector. Innovative and practice-based in approach, it enables the development of specialist knowledge and skills while preparing students for changing practices in response to new evidence and rapidly emerging medical technologies. The Master of Orthoptics is the only course of its type in NSW and one of only two in Australia. [+]

This course is delivered in a student-focused manner that integrates theoretical knowledge with professional practice, building on strong links with the orthoptic profession as well as other professional groups involved in eye and vision care and with industry. During the course, students undertake clinical placements at a variety of sites, including hospitals, private practices and rehabilitation settings. Students are encouraged to take clinical placements in rural and regional areas of Australia including Indigenous populations, while there is also opportunity to undertake approved international placements. On-campus learning takes place in the Graduate School of Health's state-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2015. Students have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while learning from internationally recognised teachers and researchers, and from practitioners who are at the forefront of implementing new knowledge and technologies in clinical practice.... [-]


Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Part time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia 2017/2018. The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. With the flexibility to study your areas of interest, the program has been developed to prepare you with a solid understanding of environmental management and sustainability with focus on practical application of theoretical concepts. With a number of emerging industries on the radar, including climate change, sustainable energy, infrastructure, water management and land use, demand for qualified and experienced environmental professionals is expected to grow by 40%. At the completion of your master studies, you will be able to apply your high-level practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited... [-]

Master of Development Practice

James Cook University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 Australia Cairns Townsville Brisbane + 3 more

Learn the skills and knowledge to tackle the global challenges of poverty, health, conservation, climate change and agriculture. [+]

Master of Development Practice

The Master of Development Practice is a new two-year degree that provides graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge to identify and address the global development challenges of poverty alleviation, health, conservation, climate change and agriculture.

Course Highlights Last semester allocated for practical work in an overseas developing country location. Broad, multidisciplinary program that includes field experience opportunities in northern Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea where students will work in teams to tackle real-world problems. The special challenges to sustainable development in tropical forest and coastal regions will be addressed through a focus on insular South East Asia and the Pacific The course will provide students with the tools they need to understand and address the root causes of extreme poverty while also preserving the environment for future generations. ... [-]

Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

James Cook University
Campus Full time 18 months July 2018 Australia Townsville Cairns Brisbane + 2 more

Designed for planners in urban, shire and regional settings. Provides scope for allied professionals to widen their knowledge in the field of planning. [+]

Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

JCU’s tropical urban and regional planning programs are designed for planners in urban, shire and regional settings. They also provide scope for allied professionals to widen their knowledge in the field of planning.

Emphasis is placed on the interactions of humans and the environment, and the particular characteristics of settlements and issues in remote and tropical environments.

The course has been designed in consultation with the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australian Institute of Architects, and state and commonwealth departments and organisations. The Master of Applied Science is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.... [-]