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Science (Chemistry)

Designed for students with a chemistry-rich background, the course builds on your existing chemistry knowledge with research and professional skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories to solve complex problems.

Masters covers the practical and theoretical aspects of chemistry, as well as providing an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of chemistry in a global community. Projects and coursework have been designed to address topical concerns in industry and society, preparing you for further enrolment in a research degree or employment in chemistry-related fields.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $38,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 083454E
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The program contains both coursework and research components with a research project. The course is flexible and gives you the opportunity to select coursework topics from a range of disciplines and elective topics in areas including nanotechnology, clean technology, polymer science, and ethics, and as well as in various branches of chemistry. You will undertake advanced theoretical topics as well as gaining exposure to advanced research skills before undertaking a research project.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Chemistry graduates may start careers as analysts, research chemists, and may be employed in the wine, pharmaceutical, paint, mining, petroleum and automotive industries.

Potential occupations include:

  • scientist
  • graduate research officer
  • forensic chemist
  • development chemist
  • analytical chemist
  • industrial chemist
  • laboratory chemist
  • project officer
  • research scientist
  • laboratory technician
  • teacher
  • data analyst
  • system analyst
  • insurance analysis and adjustor
  • IP assessor.