At the completion of this course, students should have gained:

  • Familiarity with the kinds of data generated by vision science research programs;
  • A detailed understanding of selected contemporary issues in the vision sciences;
  • Skills in conducting research in the vision sciences;
  • Skills in designing rigorous experimental programs;
  • Skills in critical assessment of literature; and
  • The ability to present and interpret results of analyses.

Course Description

The Master of Science (Vision Science) is a coursework masters degree that will provide you the opportunity to undertake a substantive research project in a field of choice as well as a broad range of coursework subjects including a professional skills component, as a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce.

Vision Sciences is the study of ocular, systemic and neurological disease, underpinned by foundations in biomedical, computation, statistical or societal expertise. Graduates will have an advanced knowledge and understanding of vision science, with experience investigating problems, critical thinking and analysing experimental data. This stream will provide students with a broad understanding of vision sciences and significant experience in a chosen specialisation.

Career outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you can enjoy a wide range of careers in areas such as:

  •          Commercial and government laboratories
  •          Management
  •          Science outreach and communication
  •          Policy development
  •          Project management
  •          Imaging technology design, sales and consulting
  •          Scientific and/or medical industries sales and service
  •          Commercial, optometric, or industrial spin-offs
  •          An academic career in vision research and teaching

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