What will I learn?

The Master of Science is for two distinct groups of students, namely the professional scientists wishing to update their industry-related skills for career advancement and students considering a research degree.

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 course provides graduates with analytic tools and disciplinary knowledge, combined with creative, logical approaches to problem-solving and professional skills that facilitate real world application of the science such as project management, IP management and commercialisation.

The Forensic Science major (MAJ01123) contains a mix of subjects from different forensic disciplines and example programs are more difficult to predict because subject choices are influenced by prior study. A typical 18-month program focusing on the forensic chemistry discipline with admission in Autumn session is shown below, as well as a typical 18-month program focusing on the forensic biology discipline with admission in Spring session. Students with appropriate backgrounds wishing to choose a mixture of forensic chemistry and forensic biology subjects should seek advice from their program advisers.

Careers

Career options vary according to the major chosen, but all graduates have training in the professional attributes that employers seek. The skills learnt expand career horizons and enhance prospects for promotion in the rapidly evolving science professions. Graduates in all majors may also proceed to a career in research by transferring into the Master of Science (Honours) (C04267) as a pathway to a PhD. Forensic Science major graduates may take up positions in police forensic laboratories, state and federal law enforcement agencies, government and private forensic or drug detection laboratories, customs and border protection agencies, and environmental protection agencies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

071909M

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
Fee per session: AUD $19,190

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 July 2019

Venue

University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into most postgraduate courses, you are required to hold a recognized bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Your academic performance at the bachelor's level will be considered as part of your application assessment. In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, writing 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) - 79-93 overall, writing 21; PTE (Academic) - 58-64; CAE - 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS) - AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Entry into any of the majors requires a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a related discipline.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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