courses

2700

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science.

Course code2700
Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleMSc
CRICOS code001469K
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT

The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree, taking into consideration all elements, including any compulsory coursework required.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton, Malaysia)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2700
Contact details

Visit http://www.sci.monash.edu.au/postgrad; email sci-pgrad-enquiries@monash.edu

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Candidature in a master's degree by research involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the holder has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent research.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for Master's students refer to the Handbook for Research Master's DegreesHandbook for Research Master's Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters/).

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the school of enrolment in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the relevant school

(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 50,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of a thesis including published worksthesis including published works (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) is permitted.

Areas of study

Research topics are available in most of the faculty's areas of research strengthareas of research strength (http://monash.edu/science/future/postgraduate-research/supervisors/), depending on supervision and resource availability.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply to upgrade to PhD candidature after a defined period (usually 9-12 months candidature, full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.

Award(s)

Master of Science