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Australia Master of Science Program

May 2015

Benefits of studying Master of Science in the Top Universities in Australia

The Masters of Science program in the Faculty of Science may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the faculty, including: biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, mathematical sciences, atmospheric sciences and physics.
The Master of Science degree allows students to undertake independent research that contributes to knowledge in a specific area of science over a shorter period of time than a PhD.
If you are unsure whether a PhD is right for you, a Master of Science can give you the experience of what studying for a doctorate might be like, while developing your skills and earning a degree that will enhance your employment prospects.
Enrolling into 2 year Masters Program of Science in AUS gives you a 2 yr. Post study work visa that allows you to gain some international exposure.

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When are the Intakes?

The major intakes of Australian universities for MS courses are February and July

Which Entrance Exam to give?

TAustralian universities would require an IELTS / TOEFL which is an English Proficiency Test.

What are the different types of Courses under MSC that are offered in Australia?

The Master of Science course is offered in Public as well as private universities of Australia.
The different type of Msc programmes that are available in Australia are:

    1. Master of Science
    2. Masters of Applied Science
    3. Masters of Animal Science
    4. Masters of Architectural Science
    5. Masters of Archaeological Science
    6. Masters of Design Science
    7. Masters of Engineering Science
    8. Masters of Environmental Science
    9. Masters of Food Science and Technology
    10. Masters of Sports Science

Top 5 Universities in Australia that offer Master of Science program

1. University of Queensland

University of Queensland is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, US News Best Global Universities Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.

The University’s global research positioning was highlighted by the election of five UQ scientists to the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) in 2013 – one quarter of the 20 new Fellows and the most from any institution in the country.

2. Monash University

Science at Monash University is at the forefront of teaching and research in both pure and applied sciences. You will develop both academically and personally in a dynamic and stimulating environment, with access to brilliant minds and exceptional facilities.
Added to this, your entire experience as a Science student at Monash will be enriched by a choice of extracurricular programs that will enhance your personal development, honing the skills you will need when you take that first step into your career after university.
Students studying Science at Monash can choose from a wide range of majors from within Science and other as areas of the University, such as Arts. You have the option of choosing an area of specialisation right away, or taking time to explore your interests before specialising.
Monash Science has a range of unique programs and resources to prepare you for your career. All of the courses include essential training in key areas such as communications, teamwork, critical thinking and leadership – skills that employers look for in new graduates.
At Monash University we employ specialist educators who are constantly developing new and innovative approaches to teaching science.

3. Australian National University

Australian National University offer a number of internationally recognised Master programs, designed to be flexible to meet your specific needs.
Our graduates work for universities and research institutions, for governments, and in the not-for-profit sector both in Australia and overseas. Employment destinations for our recent graduates have included Google, the World Bank, NASA and the World Health Organisation.
Other graduates combine their science education with entrepreneurial skills to create successful businesses.
A degree in science opens the doors to many, often unexpected, careers

4. University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney Science is a research intensive faculty with a growing reputation for its research quality and impact across a wide range of disciplines. Comprising 40% of UTS's total research activities
Being ranked ‘well above world standard’ in the Excellence in Research for Australia report for Environmental science and animal infectious diseases research programs
Applied Mathematics, Physical Chemistry, Forensic Science and Microbiology research programs
University of Technology Sydney was the first university in Australia to start an undergraduate degree in forensic science.

5. University of Sydney

Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has built a solid international reputation for itself over the past 150 years. It is considered one of Australia’s leading educational institutions, playing a key role as a member of both the Group of Eight and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

The university consistently demonstrates its research dominance by employing nine of the 49 holders of Federation Fellowships, and also by securing the most funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) conducting excellent research and creating the next generation of science talent in Australia have never been more important.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney accomplishes both of these, playing a key role in Australia's ability to compete scientifically on the world stage.

Australia Student Visa process

Australia follows a Streamline Visa Processing process. There are 2 forms that need to be filled up Form 157A and Form 956A.Visa filling is paper based. After all the required documents have been arranged along with the Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment from the university, the visa is sent to the AUS high Commission. The student if eligible will get an electronic grant.

Australian Science Scholarships

    1. Amount of scholarship- 25% of tuition fees
    2. Eligibility: exceptional academic record and work experience
    3. Course: master of science

Usually the scholarship is provided to the students with exceptional academic records.

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Also read: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an Overseas Education


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