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Science courses

From applied biology through to physics, we offer a range of learning suitable for everyone. Gain the skills to take your career further you can study at degree or postgraduate level. We scored 5 stars in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for learner engagement in science and mathematics.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • nutritionist
  • physical education teacher
  • psychologist
  • biologist
  • physicist
  • computer science professional
  • researcher.

1 course

Duration: 5 years
A new and innovative double qualification. It allows you to undertake an initial bachelor program in science and then complete an accredited masters program in secondary teaching.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 4 courses

Duration: 3 years

Prepare for a career working in nature, with a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Science from VU.

Duration: 3 years
Study an industry focused science degree that offers intensive hands-on laboratory and fieldwork experience, has modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, provides opportunities for industry projects and placements which will prepare you for a career in science.
Duration: 1 year

With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth-year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.

Duration: 1 year

Further your science degree by developing your knowledge of the science of food with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Nutrition and Food Sciences).

Postgraduate research 13 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to health or sport with the Master of Applied Research.

Duration: 2 years

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to 'sustainable and liveable cities'. This masters allows bachelor-degree graduates in any discipline to undertake a research degree.

Duration: 2 years

Expand and develop specialist knowledge in your chosen field of research and provide evidence of independent thought and the ability to manage a research project.

Duration: 4 years

Complete your PhD in a research community dedicated to improving our cities and communities through scientific, technological and social innovation.

Duration: 4 years

Undertake your PhD in a world-leading research centre. Victoria University's Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) provides expert supervision in a wide range of disciplines.

Duration: 4 years

Receive intensive research training before beginning an innovative thesis in the broad areas of health and sport with our integrated PhD program.

Duration: 4 years

Victoria University's integrated program offers research training, creating an alternative path to a PhD in the areas of sustainability and liveable communities.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

Duration: 1 year

The Master of Research Practice recognises honours qualifications, accelerating your study in the areas of industry, community or the built environment.

Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, IT and science.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your knowledge across various research fields and focus your practical skills into specific research areas in health, IT and science.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, engineering and science and to enable a focusing of practical skills into a specific research area.
I had many opportunities for professional development and extracurricular activities that were critical to my success. I was able to do more than just study in a laboratory. Through VU, I got hands-on experience at the National Measurement Institute where I now work as an analytical chemist and research scientist.
Kuorwel Kuorwel

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