Introduction The knowledge generated through the study of Physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies – from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners.
Course description, features and facilities The Master of Physics consists of an equal combination of advanced coursework and a research project and dissertation. The research project is undertaken as part of an internationally recognised research group. Students develop a combination of high-level research, analytical and problem-solving skills which are highly valued by industry and government employers.
For students wishing to continue to a PhD, the Master of Physics provides an outstanding preparation.
Students must nominate a specialisation on application, the Master of Physics has specialisations in;
Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational Physics Experimental Physics Medical Physics Theoretical Physics The Faculty of Science offers Master's by Coursework bursaries for domestic students and Postgraduate Merit scholarships for international students. Please visit the Faculty of Science website for details.
Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.
Structure The Master of Physics is offered by coursework and dissertation.
While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if you have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years.
The course offers a focused, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. You must complete all core units and specialisation core units.
Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 year structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook.
Professional recognition Member of the Australian Institute of Physics (MAIP)
Career opportunities In addition to a career as a research scientist or educator, previous graduates from the School of Physics have had highly successful careers in finance, management, geophysics and the IT sector.
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