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What will I learn?

Designed for students with a chemistry-rich background, the course builds on your existing chemistry knowledge with research and professional skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories to solve complex problems. Masters covers the practical and theoretical aspects of chemistry, as well as providing an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of chemistry in a global community. Projects and coursework have been designed to address topical concerns in industry and society, preparing you for further enrolment in a research degree or employment in chemistry-related fields.

What you will study

The program contains both coursework and research components with a research project. The course is flexible and gives you the opportunity to select coursework topics from a range of disciplines and elective topics in areas including nanotechnology, clean technology, polymer science, and ethics, and as well as in various branches of chemistry. You will undertake advanced theoretical topics as well as gaining exposure to advanced research skills before undertaking a research project.

Your career

Chemistry graduates may start careers as analysts, research chemists, and may be employed in the wine, pharmaceutical, paint, mining, petroleum and automotive industries.

Potential occupations include:

  • scientist
  • graduate research officer
  • forensic chemist
  • development chemist
  • analytical chemist
  • industrial chemist
  • laboratory chemist
  • project officer
  • research scientist
  • laboratory technician
  • teacher
  • data analyst
  • system analyst
  • insurance analysis and adjustor
  • IP assessor

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

083454E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,000.00 (US$ 28,228) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE): Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking, 300 Reading, 300 Listening.

For international students

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent with a major in chemistry or a closely related discipline from an approved institution. Knowledge of second year chemistry is assumed. The Master of Science is not available to students who hold an honours degree in the same discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

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

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