A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.
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 the third largest number of foreign students in the world despite having a community of only 23 million. These are strong academic credentials, but Australian institutions are just as highly ranked as the cities that house them around the native land.
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This program is designed to give you both theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern concepts in neuroscience and the methodologies employed. You will be taught by leading Australian neuroscientists and have opportunities to gain first-hand experience of neuroscience research at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR). This degree will pave the way for further studies in neuroscience and related fields such as for a PhD. You can also use your skills to forge a career in policy-making, the pharmaceutical industry, consulting, as well as scientific research organisations. [+]
A single two-year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine 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.
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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.... [-]
This degree enables students to upgrade their expertise in the mathematical sciences, either as a route to further study or to upgrade their quantitative skills in areas that are rapidly becoming more reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences, such as the biological and computational sciences. Graduates find careers in academia, government and consulting. [+]
A single two-year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science
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.... [-]
The Master of Biological Sciences allows you to specialise in areas such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. This degree provides you with the skills to pursue a career in plant laboratory science, agriculture, environmental policy or further study. [+]
A single two-year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science.
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.
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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.... [-]
Earth science deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet. Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to Earth sciences. The Master of Earth Sciences provides the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in industry, government agencies, education as well as further university studies. [+]
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.... [-]
The degree can be tailored to suit your interests and can include astrophysical techniques, astrophysical, computing, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, galaxies, and cosmology. When you graduate, you may find yourself working as a hydrology modeller, instrument scientist, web analyst, scientist at Geoscience Australia, software engineer, or government and defence scientist. [+]
A two year postgraduate degree offered by The ANU College of Science.
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.... [-]