Master degrees

Increase your competitive edge with one of our specialised master degrees.

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Master of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced)

The Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) offers a variety of courses covering astronomy and astrophysics, earth and marine science, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

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Master of Biotechnology (Advanced option available)

The Master of Biotechnology is designed with a broad range of specialist subjects, allowing you to tailor the program to suit your knowledge, interests and skills. Your studies will include topics like Molecular Gene Technology, Advanced Research Techniques and Research Project preparation skills.

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Master of Climate Change

The Master of Climate Change equips you with the knowledge and understanding to tackle one of the world’s most vital challenges. It is the ideal degree if your current role intersects with climate issues and you are seeking to broaden and deepen your knowledge to move up to the next career level.

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Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)

The Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) is a two year program that provides you with the opportunity to consider the breadth and diversity of research topics within earth sciences to find a study area you are passionate about.

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Master of Energy Change (Advanced option available)

The Master of Energy Change is an interdisciplinary coursework program that allows you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests, skills and aspirations in the area of energy change. A major key to addressing climate change is the need for a worldwide change to carbon-free forms of energy production.

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Master of Environment (Advanced option available)

The Master of Environment helps you develop the skills and knowledge to work on big environmental problems facing the world today. Delve into the complex systems and processes that shape our planet, at Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences.

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Master of Environmental Science (Advanced option available)

The Master of Environmental Science expands and deepens your knowledge of biological, earth and environmental or ecological environmental sciences. You will be prepared for work in research, resource management or policy roles.

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Master of Forestry (Advanced option available)

The Master of Forestry provides a unique opportunity to learn about the science, economy and society of forested landscapes and their management.

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Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)

The Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) enables you to upgrade your expertise in the mathematical sciences, either as a route to further study of mathematical sciences, or to upgrade your quantitative skills in areas that are rapidly becoming more reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences.

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Master of Neuroscience (Advanced option available)

The Master of Neuroscience is your opportunity to learn more about biology, biotechnology and policy roles in clinical medicine, biomedical science and education.

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

During the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.

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Master of Science Communication

The Master of Science Communication combines theoretical and practical aspects of science communication, including courses on science in the media, science communication on the web, including social media, ethics, issues and consequences of science, science and public policy, and cross-cultural science communication.

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Master of Science Communication (NUS, Singapore)

The Master of Science Communication (NUS, Singapore) is a degree program managed jointly by the ANU Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the National University of Singapore.

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Master of Science Communication Outreach

The Master of Science Communication Outreach is an exciting & practical course in science communication and outreach, which offers specialist training in performance, exhibition design, social media, management of science centres and engagement of diverse audiences.

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Master of Science in Agricultural Innovation (Advanced option available)

With a Master of Science in Agricultural Innovation you will have the skills required to solve the complex challenges facing the world.

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Master of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced option available)

The Master of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics covers a broad range of areas including astrophysical techniques and computing, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, galaxies and cosmology.

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Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Advanced option available)

The Master of Science in Biological Sciences is a versatile program that allows you to explore different fields in Biology. You can also explore related topics such as biological anthropology, ethics, health and disease, innovation and public policy, environmental change, and contemporary perspectives in environmental science.

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Master of Science in Earth Sciences

During the Master of Science in Earth Sciences you’ll study courses from different earth science disciplines including computational geosciences, data sciences, analytical techniques, biogeochemistry, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geochronology, geology, geophysics, ocean and climate change and planetary sciences.

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Master of Science in Mathematical Science

Upgrade your expertise in mathematical sciences with a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences from ANU.

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Master of Science in Nuclear Science (Advanced option available)

The Master of Science in Nuclear Science covers the basics of nuclear science, nuclear energy and medicine, materials analysis and dating techniques.

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Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation & Measurement (Advanced option available)

The Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation & Measurement is a mix of coursework and projects, both individual research as well as group-based. You can study topics such as noise and measurement, photonic sensing systems, electronics and data analysis, scientific computing, leadership and influence, unravelling complexity, innovation, and science public policy.

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Master of Science in Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics (Advanced option available)

The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics is a two year program for those with a special interest in worlds of Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology and Statistics and how these disciplines powerfully combine.

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Master of Science in Quantum Technology (Advanced option available)

The Master of Science in Quantum Technology explores the frontier of quantum technology, covering topics such as unbreakable cryptography, faster computers and quantum phenomena.

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Master of Science in Theoretical Physics (Advanced option available)

During the Master of Science in Theoretical Physics you will discover the breadth of theoretical physics, including understanding how non-linear dynamics can be applied to complex problems like understanding how neural networks work, developing crack proof quantum encryption or designing night-vision technology.  

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Graduate Certificate of Science Communication (fully online)

Improve your science communication skills with the online Graduate Certificate in Science Communications.

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