This course is discontinued and no longer available for admissions
About this course
|Award title||Master of Science|
|Year & campus||2017|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||200 credit points|
|Duration||24 months full-time or 48 months part-time|
This course will no longer be taking new students from 2016
The Master of Science (Botany) is a coursework masters degree incorporating a substantial research project.
The Master of Science gives students the opportunity to undertake a substantive research project in a field of choice as well as a broad range of coursework subjects including a professional skills component, as a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce.
Botany is the study of plants, which are our major source of renewable energy. Although all life on earth depends upon plants, our knowledge of their biology and of the interactions between plants and their environment is far from complete; yet this knowledge is crucial to Australia’s agricultural, biotechnology, forestry and tourism industries, and to the development of a sustainable future.
This degree provides students with essential skills and knowledge training and the opportunity to undertake a substantive research project in one of the discipline areas available within the School of Botany: environmental science, molecular biology and biotechnology, functional plant biology, marine botany and plant systematics and evolution. The Master of Science – Botany offers students the flexibility to develop their own interests by selecting from a wide range of coursework subjects, including core science study and a professional skills module that provides high-level training in the areas of business, communications and science application. The Master of Science – Botany is a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce.
Last updated: 11 February 2021