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    Master of Science (Physics)

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 41,800  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Master of Science (Physics)


    The Master of Science (Physics) is designed for students with a physics-rich background who are looking for pathways to higher degree study or just looking to extend their knowledge with modern applications.

    The course builds on a student's existing physics, research and professional skills. It provides graduates with not only the practical and theoretical aspects of physics, but also an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of physics in a global community. Projects and coursework have been designed to address topical concerns in industry and society preparing graduates for employment in a physics-related field or further enrolment in a higher degree by research.

    A masters research thesis is normally taken in the final two semesters of study and develops research, communication and technical skills. An in-depth investigation of a particular area is completed under the guidance of a supervisor and students can opt to research advanced areas within the discipline.

    The Master of Science (Physics) consists of 72 units. Students entering with a bachelor degree in the same discipline will be eligible to apply to follow a 54-unit pathway. The topics involve both coursework and research components with core topics focusing on professional studies. These include nuclear and statistical physics, cosmology and optoelectronics, quantum physics, nanotechnology and standards, ethics and compliance. In addition to the core topics, students can choose electives including numerical analysis, methods of applied mathematics, complex analysis and partial differential equations. Students will receive training in advanced research skills and undertake a large independent research project.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    Career options exist in areas such as optics, telecommunications, instrumentation development, acoustics, geophysics, teaching as well as research and development laboratories.

    Potential occupations include:

    • graduate research officer
    • laboratory technical officer
    • scientific officer
    • research and development scientist
    • patent examiner
    • defence scientist
    • research scientist
    • teacher
    • data analyst
    • system analyst
    • IP assessor.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 41,800 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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