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Master of Science (Biological Sciences)

Course code J19

This program consists of coursework and research in the first year, with the second year devoted entirely to research.

The coursework component provides training in skills required for high-quality research, while the research component consists of preparation of a research proposal, the conduct of research, the preparation of a thesis and participation in seminars.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J19

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $19,650

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J19

CRICOS code

015248G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,000

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Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI5155Thesis Preparation40
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ASP5113Masters Thesis 120
ASP5114Masters Thesis 220
SCI5140Current Issues in Natural Sciences20
Year 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination.
ASP6200Master Thesis

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate and research a complex biology question.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to analyse, interpret, and disseminate research that makes a contribution to science knowledge.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of scientific knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in science.
  4. Use high-level self-management skills to plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $19,650 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

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