Faculty of Science School of Botany

Master of Science - Botany

Future Students

The MSc - Botany offers students a highly flexible course that includes the choice of either a research major thesis (125 credit points) or minor thesis (75 credit points).  Mid-year (semester 2) entry into the program is available with approval from the course coordinator and supervisor. 
Download the MSc - Botany brochure

 As well as valuable research training, students have the choice of coursework subjects from across the range of MSc programs including the MSc (Biotechnology), MSc (Environmental Science), and through the Office of Environmental Programs and Master of Forest Ecosystem Science.

Students in this program also select from a list of approved Professional Skills subjects that provide knowledge and understanding across a broad range of disciplines that are attractive to potential employers.

For full details of the Master of Science - Botany, including enrolment and financial support information, please refer to the Graduate School of Science website.

Before submitting an application, we encourage you to make contact with potential supervisors to discuss and agree on a research project. Research areas and other information about the School are described in our annual report and there are detailed descriptions of potential projects in the Honours and Masters booklet.  Further information about our research may be found on the research section of the Botany homepage.

Current Students

Orientation guide for the MSc (Botany) major and minor research projects.
Criteria for marking a Masters thesis.
Criteria for marking a Masters literature review.
Criteria for marking a Masters seminar.

Contact Us

Dr Mike Bayly - Masters Coordinator
School of Botany
The University of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8344 5055

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Please refer to Melbourne Graduate School of Science for further information about graduate Masters degrees.

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