About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Subject options
- Further study
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, with a course weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%)
Note 1: Appropriate scientific disciplines are any Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Forest Science, Geography, Statistics and Agricultural Science
Note 2: Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in another science discipline may be considered for entry if they have completed at least 100 points of study up to second year level in the any combination of Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Forest Science, Geography, Statistics and Agricultural Science
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
- Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole, or to an individual stream, and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
- Entry into a stream of the Master of Science is subject to the capacity of the department(s) or schools(s) offering the program stream to provide adequate supervision in a research project appropriate to the interests and preparation of the individual student and may be subject to the agreement of a member of academic staff to supervise the project module.
Core participation requirements
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/