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Postgraduate degrees

We offer a range of internationally-recognised postgraduate science qualifications that will take your learning to the next level. For most students, a Master's degree is the logical next step, and we offer three different options [MSc(Research), MSc(Tech), MSc], depending on the amount and type of research that you wish to pursue. If you are looking to change your area of science expertise, our Postgraduate Diploma provides the ideal preparation for Master's study.

For students wanting to pursue a research career, there is no better training than a PhD. And if you're certain that research is for you, then our highly-regarded BSc(Hons) programme could be your fast-track to PhD study.

Please get in touch with one of our friendly postgraduate convenors if you have any questions or would like advice as to which qualification would best suit your career ambitions.

 
 
Bachelor's
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PhD
 

100% research

PhD

A research-only degree that allows students to pursue an individual research project under the expert supervision of our world-renowned scientists.

Ideal for: Students who want an extended research experience as preparation for a lifelong career in research.

Duration: 3-4 years (360 points)

Start dates: Monthly from February to November

For more information or to apply

Research intensive

MSc(Research)

A research-intensive degree that includes 60-points of taught papers and allows students to complete a 120-point research thesis under the expert supervision of our world-renowned scientists.

Ideal for: Students who expect to embark on a research-orientated career or as the ideal preparation for a PhD.

Duration: Normally 18 months (180 points)

Start dates: March (A-trimester) or July (B-trimester)

For more information or to apply

Industry research

MSc(Technology)

A unique degree that allows includes 90-points of taught papers and allows students to complete a 90-point research thesis working with an external organisation.

Ideal for: Students wanting to gain work experience, undertaking research with one of our external partners e.g. local businesses, councils, etc.

Duration: Normally 18 months (180 points)

Start dates: March (A-trimester) or July (B-trimester)

For more information or to apply

Taught intensive

MSc

A teaching-intensive degree that includes 120-points of taught papers and allows students to complete a 60-point research dissertation.

Ideal for: Students who expect to embark on a career without a strong research focus.

Duration: Normally 18 months (180 points)

Start dates: March (A-trimester) or July (B-trimester)

For more information or to apply

50% research

BSc(Honours)

A balanced degree that includes a 60-point research project and 60-points of taught papers.

Ideal for: Students with a high grade average who are certain that they will subsequently enrol in a PhD.

Duration: 12 months (120 points)

Start dates: March (A-trimester) or July (B-trimester)

Admission to the BSc(Hons) is by invitation only. To check your eligibility, please get in contact with the relevant postgraduate convenor below.

No research

Postgraduate diploma

A taught qualification that includes a 120-points of taught papers.

Ideal for: Students looking to change their area of science expertise either for employment or as preparation for Master's study.

Duration: 12 months (120 points)

Start dates: March (A-trimester) or July (B-trimester)

For more information or to apply

Postgraduate convenors

If you are considering postgraduate study, please have a chat with one of our friendly postgraduate convenors below. They will talk you through the different study options that are available and provide advice as to which degree would best suit your individual circumstances.

Michele Prinsep
Chemistry
Michele Prinsep
Adrian Pittari
Earth Sciences
Adrian Pittari
Ian Duggan
Ecology & Biodiversity
Ian Duggan
Troy Baisden
Environmental Sciences
Troy Baisden
Pawel Olszewski
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Pawel Olszewski