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What will I learn?


Generally a MSc will take two years full-time or four years on a part-time basis. The equivalent level of research need is approximately equal to one major or two minor research papers published in international journals. It is expected that, as well as completing a thesis, manuscripts will be submitted to international refereed journals for dissemination world-wide.

Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC when taken as a standalone program.

You are responsible for ensuring you enrol in courses according to your program requirements and advice from your Program Authority. UNSW enrolment checks that you have met enrolment requirements such as pre-requisites for individual courses but not that you are enrolling in courses that will count towards your program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,600.00 (US$ 32,538) per year

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

Start date

13 December 2021, 14 February 2022, 30 May 2022, 12 September 2022


UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,


New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The equivalent of a three-year undergraduate degree plus a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline from UNSW with an overall average grade of at least 75 (Distinction), OR the equivalent of multiple undergraduate degrees (e.g. a dual degree) from UNSW with at least one in a relevant discipline and an overall average grade of at least 75 (Distinction).

For international students

An appropriate four-year bachelor’s degree with honours from UNSW; or
A tertiary qualification at a level considered equivalent by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 180 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

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


About UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

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