Find out what postgraduates at UWA's Science schools and centres are researching:
The University of Western Australia is ranked the top university in Australia and 26th in the world for life and agricultural sciences, and second in Australia for chemistry, in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012.
The 2011 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings ranks us at or above world average in all areas.
As one of Australia's Group of Eight research-intensive universities, UWA has an exceptionally strong research culture and is committed to the notion that intellectual capital is the global economy's most dynamic commodity.
A Masters by Thesis and Coursework provides students with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge through a combination of coursework and the opportunity to undertake independent research in their chosen area of study.
A Master of Science (thesis and coursework) (UWA Course Code 70630) degree is suitable for qualified students who wish to undertake further research in any of the following specialisations:
You can also choose to undertake a Master's by research only in any area of science. In a postgraduate degree by research, you work closely with an expert supervisor on a specific research topic to produce a dissertation of significant academic originality.
You can undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in any area of science. A PhD is a program of independent, supervised research assessed solely on the basis of a thesis that is examined externally. A doctoral thesis must be a substantial and original contribution to knowledge of the subject with which it deals, and usually takes four years to complete.
The Faculty of Science also has higher doctorates which are awarded for independent and original research: