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Study Master of Science (MS) in Australia

Experience an unmatched learning experience when pursuing MS in Australia

Master of Science (MS) is a course that enhances research skills and experience in a scientific area by providing an opportunity to do an in-depth study in the chosen subject. The study includes advanced coursework units and extensive independent research. The discipline areas include Agriculture and Environment, Molecular Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Human Sciences, Psychological Science and other fields.

Why study MS in Australia

Australian institutions are known to offer quality education, research opportunities and hands-on training in their programs, owing to which the country has now become the third most popular study abroad destination. However, some factors which make it perfect for pursuing an MS degree are: 

  • An internationally recognised degree that is modelled on the British education system

  • An internship with indigenous companies that will make you career ready

  • Academic excellence with nearly eight Australian universities ranked among the world’s top 150

  • Ample research opportunities and a high starting salary

  • Develop both technical and leadership skills at the same time

Deciding where to study 

When deciding, give equal importance to the institution as well as the course. Do look for: 

  • Check the university's ranking 

  • Check for any international accreditations 

  • Teaching faculty should be good 

  • Curriculum should be at par with industry standards

  • Look for scholarship and internship options

  • Scope for research 

  • Infrastructure and student support 

  • Placement opportunities 

Eligibility criteria

We recommend that you check the exact entry requirements from the institution of your choice or get in touch with an IDP international education expert who can guide you with the right knowledge. However, the most common requirements include: 

  • A recognised undergraduate certificate or 15 years of education with a strong academic background

  • A decent GMAT score along with a good score in English language proficiency tests like IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.5

  • A good GMAT score of 600. Score more than 660 is considered excellent

In case of any queries regarding eligibility, admissions, or which college to choose, you can get in touch with our IDP experts for suitable academic advice. 

Cost of studying MS in Australia 

As per the Australian Government, the tuition fees for international master’s students is between AUD 22,000 to AUD 50,000 per year (USD 15,100-34,305)*. However, some programs are more expensive such as medicine and related disciplines. 

*indicative cost

Top career options 

An MS degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics opens several avenues for entry in Biotechnology, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Construction, Financial Services and related industries.  

Post-study work visa 

A work visa is mandatory to stay and work in Australia post completion of course. This is the most common work visa for international students who want to work in Australia. You can always reach out to your IDP counsellor to understand about this in detail.

Visa

Duration

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Usually between 2 - 4 years, depending upon one’s qualifications


It may take around 6 to 12 months for your visa to be processed. The validity of this temporary visa is for a minimum of 18 months to four years and it’s open to a student who completes at least two years of study in Australia. 

If you love new experiences and want to study in cutting-edge academic environments, then Australia is the right study abroad country for you. 

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates. 

Updated on December 14, 2020

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