The degreeThe Master of Science (MSc) is a research higher degree, leading to a thesis, that has the objective of training students in research techniques, in critical evaluation of the methodology relevant to the research area, and in the application of the methodology.
General information about research higher degrees at Flinders may be found in the Research Higher Degree Student Information Manual, available from the Office of Graduate Research web pages.
Applicants for admission should normally have obtained an Honours degree or a qualification deemed by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee to be at least equivalent. At any time during a Masters candidature, it is possible to apply to the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee for upgrade to PhD candidature, provided that progress within the Masters has been satisfactory, and that certain other criteria have been met. Application forms for Australian residents are available from the Flinders Office of Graduate Research web site.
Duration of candidature
Candidature in the Master of Science degree is governed by the Office of Graduate Research Policies and Procedures. For full-time candidates, the durations of candidature are one year minimum and two years maximum. For part-time candidates, the durations are two years minimum and four years maximum.