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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Science (Research)

Enhance your skills and knowledge with a Master of Science (Research) conducted in VU's high-tech laboratories and world-class research institutes.

The Master of Science (Research) is undertaken purely by research on a topic that is agreed between the student and supervisor and is endorsed through university processes.

You’ll research an area aligned with your qualifications and passions. We offer world-class opportunities for research in:

  • biomedical sciences
  • biotechnology
  • chemical science
  • computer science
  • food science.

Our institutes and research centres offer fantastic opportunities to take part in collaborative projects producing real benefits for local and global communities. They include sports science, medical science, sustainability and technology.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Following your masters, you will be ready for roles in scientific research and innovation, government advisory bodies, or to progress to a PhD and aim for a university role.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree Completed with an overall average of all subjects (in the final year) 70%.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency :

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:
    > Listening: 19
    > Speaking: 19
    > Reading: 18
    > Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

In some cases, we will accept test results from other methods of examination not listed in this table.