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Australian National University (ANU)

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Master of Science in Biological Sciences

  • Masters (Coursework)

Are you interested in the range of organisms that make up our green planet? Do you want to be a part of new discoveries about the natural world around us?&nbsp, The Master of Science in Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
NSCBS, 096439G
Fees
$30,720 per year / $61,440 total

About this course

Are you interested in the range of organisms that make up our green planet? Do you want to be a part of new discoveries about the natural world around us?  The Master of Science in Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, and plant sciences. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes build on your traditional technical knowledge while developing your skills in new cutting-edge experimental techniques.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with at least 8 courses in a cognate area.

Cognate Disciplines

Biology, biomedical sciences, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and plant sciences.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Indicative fees Domestic International Annual indicative fee for domestic students $30,720.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students $43,680.00 Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Level of Study
Bachelor