As one of the oldest science faculties in Australia, the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne provides a range of postgraduate training programs and community services, based on a solid foundation of research in the pure and applied sciences:
Through the quality of its research and teaching, the Faculty of Science enjoys a strong reputation, both nationally and internationally.
School of BioSciences
The School of BioSciences provides a dynamic study environment across a diverse range of fields. Teaching and learning environments are well equipped, and the school has an extensive fieldwork program which is supported by renowned researchers.
School of Chemistry
Chemistry is the science describing matter and its transformations. It is the science that defines molecules, nanostructures, and extended solids, and their properties, reactions and applications. This empowering science is central to virtually all areas of modern science and technology, especially the new, exciting inter- and multi-disciplinary areas of molecular genetics, molecular biology, nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, drug design and development, and green (environmentally sustainable) chemistry/industry.
School of Earth Sciences
The School of Earth Sciences is dedicated to high quality research and teaching in the disciplines of Geological, Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences. The School of Earth Sciences was formally established in 1990, following the amalgamation of the Department of Geology (1900) and the Department of Metrology (1937). Since its inception, the School has gained a national and international reputation for innovative research and teaching in the inter-disciplinary fields of Geological Sciences and the Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences.
School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
The School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences (SEFS) is Australia’s premier research and education provider dedicated to the study of ecosystem processes, sustainable land management, and environmental social science in forest and other ecosystems, covering the full range from natural to highly urbanised systems.
School of Geography
Geography is a discipline that investigates environments of different kinds (urban, built, natural) by asking what processes, operating at different scales, have created those environments. It also focuses on places, asking why places have the characteristics they do. A key strength of Geography is the way it invites the physical and social sciences into conversation, to respond to questions about spatial processes, both physical and social, and the nature of places.
School of Mathematics and Statistics
The program in Mathematics and Statistics provides an innovative curriculum with four specialisations: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research, and Statistics and Stochastic Processes.
School of Physics
The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, has a distinguished history: it is well-established and enjoys an internationally respected reputation for its research excellence, broad-based undergraduate courses, and challenging and rewarding postgraduate experience. The School of Physics is one of the largest and best funded Physics Departments in Australia. The school has world-class research programs in Astrophysics, Optics, Condensed Matter Physics and Particle Physics and hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence in Coherent X-Ray Science, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics at the Terascale and the Melbourne nodes of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics. The School also plays a major role in the Australian Synchrotron research program. The Micro-Analytical Research Centre also operates within the School.
The Melbourne Faculty of Science offers the following postgraduate science programs:
Master of Biotechnology
Master of Data Science (new in 2017)
Master of Environment
Master of Information Systems
Master of Science (majors in bioinformatics, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, epidemiology, genetics, geography, mathematics and statistics, physics, vision sciences, and zoology)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems
Postgraduate Certificate in Science (Earth Sciences)
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems
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