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C03029v4 Master of Science (Research)

Award(s): Master of Science (Research) (MSc(Res))
CRICOS code: 030869J
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship, faculty part-sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact UTS: Science or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

The Master of Science (Research) provides an opportunity for students to acquire research skills and deepen their knowledge in an area of science.

Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty. Students are examined through the presentation of a thesis, and may be required to take prescribed subjects in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor. In addition, students are expected to undertake extra activities in consultation with their supervisor to enhance and develop their skills as a researcher, where these activities are documented each year in the form of a study plan.

Course aims

The Master of Science (Research) aims to provide professional development of the candidate, providing experience in problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and project presentation.

Career options

Career options include environmental consultant, medical scientist, researcher, resource manager, scientist or technologist.

Admission requirements

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 research studies.

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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a member of the full-time academic staff of the University. The degree is examined through presentation of a thesis. Students may be required to take a prescribed subject in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor or the Faculty Research Committee.

Students are required to discuss their study plan with their supervisor(s) before the commencement of their research degree.

Course completion requirements

91774 Master of Science Thesis 

Other information

Further information is available from:

Office of the Associate Dean (Research and Development)
telephone +61 2 9514 2490
fax +61 2 9514 1656
email science.research@uts.edu.au