Course outline

This research degree may be undertaken in any of the School of Science’s principal research areas and strengths. You must complete a 50,000 to 70,000-word these as part of the program.

The work undertaken for this degree must constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study of direct concern to the school and demonstrate your capacity to carry out independent research.

Areas of study

The Master of Science may be undertaken in the School of Science’s principal areas of research, including:

  • Applied sciences
  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food science and technology
  • Medical bioscience
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental science

Career opportunities

  • Science graduates gain employment in genetic engineering, agricultural support, pharmaceutical science, banking and finance, environmental consulting, hospitals, medical institutes, mining, petroleum, engineering, research, and the wine and food industries.

Enrolment in a master's by research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by you as the student. It is expected that the research you undertake will make a contribution to the discipline in which you are enrolled by applying, critiquing, analysing or interpreting that knowledge in ways that facilitate pathways for further learning. You will be supported in your research by a supervisory team.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes.

Successful completion of this course will signify that the student has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent research.

Conditions of enrolment

You will be required to complete:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • Any faculty or program induction requirements

As a student of the university, you will be required to abide by all relevant statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes maintaining satisfactory progress via regular milestone reviews in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policy and procedures, ensuring you are undertaking research of an appropriate quality and scale as required by your course. You should refer to the University's current statutes and the University Policy Bank for links to relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.

Requirements

You must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

1. Carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the school of enrolment in your chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the relevant school

2. Submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 50,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of a thesis including published works may be permitted

Research topics are available in most of the faculty's areas of research strength, depending on supervision and resource availability.

Progression to further studies

  • You may apply to transfer to a PhD after a defined period (usually 9-12 months enrolment, full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.

Programme fees

In 20178 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM40,280 for Malaysian students
  • RM44,308 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the Master of Science program, you must have completed a degree with honours 1 (first-class) or 2A (upper second class) in a relevant research area.

English language requirements

Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash. You can demonstrate your English language proficiency through one of the following:

  • Studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
  • Studying at an institution where English is the language of instruction
  • English Proficiency Tests
  • Monash English Bridging

If you have achieved more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered.

Special requirements

You must meet specific English language requirements when applying for our master’s and doctoral research degrees.

Submission of evidence

You must submit full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency with your application for candidature. If your first language is not English, or where degree qualifications were not undertaken in the English language, Monash reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of English proficiency.

Additional notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as Malaysia is a majority muslim country. It is advisable for international students to understand the country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
  5. For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage postgradasia.com to find out local and international opportunities. 
  6. Encourage to visit https://www.monash.edu/ for deeper and more information.

Contact

General enquiries

  • Tel: +60 3 5514 6000
  • Fax: +60 3 5514 6001

 

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