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Masters in Chemistry in Australia in 2024

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Masters in Chemistry in Australia

Study Chemistry Masters Programmes

One of the main arms of science, chemistry is the study of substances of which matter is composed. This can include the composition and structures, properties, reactions and changes of these substances. Chemistry plays a vital part in our lives, as it is responsible for the world you observe today. Simple things such as cooking, and the changing colour of leaves, rely on chemical reactions.

An undergraduate degree in chemistry will give you a foundation knowledge of the subject, before then exploring the more complex areas of the discipline. You will study modules on organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as laboratory sessions.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence your future career choices. Common specialisations include:

  • Materials Science
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Integrative Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Computational Chemistry

If your degree requires you to write a dissertation, this will give you the chance to further research a favoured area of chemistry.

The accreditation of your degree course will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries can have their own accreditation systems. Generally, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or an integrated Master of Chemistry (MChem).

Typically, you can expect an undergraduate degree in chemistry to take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

The most common destination for chemistry graduates is employment within science specific roles and fields. You could work in laboratories, research facilities, law firms and pharmaceutical companies. There are a large proportion of job roles within the science discipline that require you to undertake further studies, so make sure you know what is required for your career choices.

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

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