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    Master of Science (Research)

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 40,700  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Master of Science (Research)


    Undertake a Biological Sciences research-based higher degree at Flinders, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the biggest unanswered questions of our time.

    The study program includes a mixture of compulsory and elective topics, as well as individual research.

    Topics cover areas such as public policy, governance and public policy, economics and public policy and a professional research project.

    Some electives can be incorporated from other graduate programs including public sector management, international relations, international business, environmental management, social work, public health and educational management.


    Practical experience

    Masters students have the opportunity to undertake an internship. A Flinders' internship helps you graduate work-ready and provides experience directly related to a specialist area in your degree. 


    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.


    A PhD in Biological Sciences will position you as an expert in your area of specialisation. A PhD is a stepping stone to professional research or as a highly sought-after expert in the private or public sector in Australia or internationally. This prestigious degree will equip you with valuable skills in communications, time management and organisation transferrable to any role.

    Potential occupations include:

    • Professional researcher
    • Consultant or advisor
    • Science writer
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Biochemist
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Food scientist or technologist
    • Academic
    • Policy and strategy consultant

    Potential employers include:·        

    • CSIRO
    • SA Water
    • The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
    • Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)
    • Department for Environment and Water
    • Research centres
    • Universities
    • Public sector
    • Private corporations

    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 40,700 

    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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    Master of Science (Research)

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