University of Melbourne
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Master of Science (Zoology)
Master of Science - Zoology
The Department of Zoology has a vigorous research program ranging from the structure and function of single cells through to the ecology, reproduction, development and evolution of animals, with special expertise in the following four areas:
•Animal Behaviour and Evolution
•Marine Ecology and Physiology
•Conservation and Australian Wildlife Biology
•Reproduction and Development
The Department also has a range of sophisticated laboratories and equipment housed in a modern building, and is an active participant in a consortium of Victorian institutions that operate the well-equipped Victorian Marine Science Consortium (Queenscliff). It is leading the University-wide development of a coastal research centre (National Centre for Coasts and Climate) at Point Nepean on the Mornington Peninsula.
Students entering this stream are expected to have organised an academic supervisor within the Department of Zoology as part of the application process. For current projects and research in this discipline, please download the Department of Zoology Research projects information booklet.
Delivery mode and duration
This is a 2 year full-time course. Part-time study may be offered by negotiation depending on the the nature of the research project. All program subjects are delivered on-campus (Parkville). Mid-year entry is available.
A bachelor degree with a major in an appropriate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) in the major, or equivalent.
How to apply
It is required that you pre-arrange your research project supervisor prior to applying. The find an expert website will assist in this process.
Graduates can expect to find employment in:
•Biomedicine and the health sector
•Education and outreach
•Research - public or private sectors
Relevant positions may include:
•Field mapping of species migration
•Natural resource management
•Scientific officer - state or federal government
•Science communication manager
Master of Science (Zoology) graduates may also transition into a PhD in the Department of Zoology.