Master of Chemical Sciences
If you're a chemistry graduate, this course will provide you with additional or advanced training in specialised areas of chemical science, such as analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental methods.
Specialisations, majors and minors
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in chemistry. Applicants who hold a Bachelor degree with substantial chemistry content equivalent to second or third-year chemistry may also be considered. Course adviser approval is required for all applicants.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
This course places a strong emphasis on laboratory skills as well as theoretical knowledge - both of which are critical skills for a practising chemist. This course prepares you for employment in the chemical industry - in areas such as petroleum, chemical analysis, fine chemicals and research laboratories. You should also be suited to participate in emerging sectors such as biotechnology. High-achieving students in this course may proceed to a PhD and apply for a La Trobe University scholarship.
Graduates of the Master of Chemical Sciences may apply for membership with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: