Master of Science (Research)

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Why study a Master of Science (Research)?

This research degree may be undertaken in any of the School of Science’s principal research areas and strengths. You must complete a 50,000 to 70,000-word theses as part of the program.

The work undertaken for this degree must constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study of direct concern to the school and demonstrate your capacity to carry out independent research.

Areas of study

The Master of Science (Research) may be undertaken in the School of Science’s principal areas of research, including:

  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Food science and technology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Infectious disease
  • Medical bioscience
  • Microbiology
  • Natural products and drug discovery
  • Tropical biology

Career opportunities

Science graduates gain employment in genetic engineering, agricultural support, pharmaceutical science, banking and finance, environmental consulting, hospitals, medical institutes, mining, petroleum, engineering, research, and the wine and food industries.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Master of Science (Research).

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the Master of Science (Research) program, you must have completed a degree with honours 1 (first-class) or 2A (upper second class) in a relevant research area.


The Master of Science (Research) degree can be undertaken over two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.


In 2021, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM42,333 for Malaysian students
  • RM46,556 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM3,340 (2 years)
  • Other countries - RM2,330 (1 year)

Intake periods

You can apply for the Master of Science (Research) at Monash Malaysia throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision.

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More information

For more information about this and other School of Science research courses, contact:

Research and Development

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