Career In Master of Science (M.Sc)

After graduating in the science field…. Looking for master courses in the same field?

“Master of Science (M.Sc) is one of the best courses opted by students in the Science field.”

Master of Science is a master’s degree awarded by universities or colleges for studies in a specific branch of science, technology, mathematics, etc.

Usually, it is an academic degree which is higher than a bachelor’s degree and lower than a doctoral (P.hD) degree.

The course is usually pursued by students who are most interested to make a career in the research and academic industry in both government sector and private sector.

In India, M.Sc degrees are generally related to science field while in UK & USA, M.Sc degrees are for all science, engineering and technology programmes.

“Master of Science degree is based on scientific learning.”

In history, Bologna Accord was a major step taken by European Countries to unite the different types of education across Europe’s many universities.

M.Sc is the postgraduate degree programme in Science which enables the students to use their knowledge in different areas.

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Scope of Master of Science (M.Sc)

After completing bachelor degree, you can pursue a master degree in science. It is the best choice for science graduate students. The scope of M.Sc is very much demanding & you can gain a respectable job in this area after completing the programme with good grades. There are various specializations that one can pursue in M.Sc programme. In each and every specialization, opportunities are available in Medicine, chemical, petrochemical & Polymer industries. After passing master degree in science, you can go for a research study in top organizations such as BAARC, ISRO, etc. You can also work in a government & private sectors in various technical & non-technical posts.

Courses & Eligibility

Students will get admission into the Master of Science (M.Sc) programme after completing their bachelor degree. You can opt the courses as per your interest. There are various specializations in M.Sc programme.

Eligibility for M.Sc:

M.Sc is a two years duration course with four semesters. Students can pursue this course after completing their graduation. Students have to secure minimum 55% marks in the qualifying examination.

Age limit criteria are not applicable to this course, anyone can study this course after they finish their graduation or even at a later stage.

How to get admission?

For admission in M.Sc students are required to clear the entrance test. Some universities provide admission without any entrance exams i.e. on the basis of academic performance and Personal Interview.

Entrance Exams for M.Sc are:

  • Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET 2024)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS PG 2024) exam
  • Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Admission Test (IIT JAM 2024)
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Exam (IGNOU 2024)
  • University of Pune Entrance Exam
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Entrance Exam (IPU CET 2024)
  • Indian School of Mines Entrance Exam
  • Common University Entrance Test for Post Graduate (CUET PG 2024)
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST 2024)
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Specializations in this field:

M.Sc is a perfect option for those students looking to specialize in a science or engineering discipline at the advanced level. Through M.Sc degree you can specialize in various fields some of them are listed here:

  • M.Sc. in Physics
  • M.Sc. in Economics
  • M.Sc. in Biological Sciences
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics
  • M.Sc. in Information Technology
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology
  • M.Sc. in Organisational Leadership
  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. in Atmospheric Science
  • M.Sc. in Electronics
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science
  • M.Sc. in Meteorology
  • M.Sc. in Geology
  • M.Sc in Zoology
  • M.Sc in Botany

In India, the top colleges to pursue M.Sc degree are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Career Scope & Jobs

“M.Sc degree covers a large area in career prospects.”

Generally, M.Sc degree holders specialize in a particular field. They can move into various jobs according to their studied field.

This course has a great scope & there are various opportunities available for the M.Sc graduates.

At present, M.Sc degree holders in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Information Technology are high in demand. While other fields are also in demand in private sectors. An M.Sc degree holder can work in both government & private sectors.

An M.Sc degree holder can work in various fields like education, defense, public sector, automotive and aerospace industries, healthcare, materials, technology, computing, energy and information technology.

Some colleges and universities appoint M.Sc. degree holders as a professor or lecturer. They can also perform research work in various industries.

After completion of your degree in M.Sc, you can also go for the further higher studies such as research programmes or Ph.D. courses.

Job Areas

After completing your degree, you can work in various organizations and companies. A list of the job area where you can work after post graduation in science are:

  • Banks
  • Government Sector
  • Private Sector
  • Railways
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • NTPC
  • ONGC
  • HPCL
  • ISRO
  • BHEL

Job Profile

  • Research Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Scientist
  • Field Officer
  • Manager
  • Professor
  • Researcher and accountant
  • Statistician
  • Quantitative Developer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Junior Software Engineer


  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Cipla
  • Ranbaxy
  • GAIL
  • ONGC
  • HDFC
  • Oracle
  • Wipro
  • Infosys
  • HCL

Students who complete M.Sc in Physics with high percentage can apply for jobs at NASA. M.Sc in Mathematics graduates can work in different government organizations such as DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) & ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). There are lots of opportunities not only in India but also in foreign nations for M.Sc graduates.

Salary & PayScale

An M.Sc degree holder can earn an average salary of Rs.25k to Rs.35k per month. There are many companies in both sectors which offer a higher salary package to M.Sc degree holders.

Salaries will also depend upon the working field, size of company, sector, location, qualification and many others. Good experience in this field can help you to get a handsome salary package.

“More experience = Bigger Salary”

Books & Study Materials

Best books for M.Sc students are listed here:

  • Classical Mechanics by H.Goldstein, Narosa
  • Inorganic Chemistry by Shriver and Atkins
  • Principle of Mathematical Analysis by Walter Rudin
  • IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide: Paving the Way for Business and Technology Convergence by Joseph Topinka
  • Zoology – A Complete Guide by Dr. Anita Sehgal
  • A Manual of Botany by Bahadur, R Acharik

For more information regarding Master of Science (M.Sc), ask your queries below.


  1. I am studying bsc which covers subjects botany,zoology, chemistry could u please tell me which course is best in msc regarding bzc

  2. Sir i have complete my bachelor’s in microbiology. I am a mother but i want to do further study but i don’t have idea for distance education

  3. Sir,I am a graduate in electrical I am looking for pursuing my master’s in science. So which subjects can I pursue in the same? Is there any limit to take the subjects? Or I’m I eligible for pursuing all subjects?

  4. Sir, actually I had done my bsc graduation in environmental science but now I wants to do msc in medical field for best career is this possible

  5. hello,Respected sir/madam
    I Am doing bsc which cover subjects chemistry,botany,zoology can i do msc in physiology in karnataka

  6. Sir i have completed my bsc Biotechnology and I have got placement in a research paper publishing I’m confused that what will be better for me doing MSc biotechnology or MBA??

  7. I have studied Bsc.Biology in West Africa and I want to continue my studies in Nashik, India..which field is preferable to study in terms of career.

  8. Dear Sir/Ma’am,

    I had completed my bachelor degree ( in 2017 and now i am working as service engineer tech – support but i have more interest in Physics and i want to do M.Sc in physics kindly guide me how and where I can complete my study and would it will be good for research field ?

  9. Hi Sir, I am studying bsc (mpcs)3rd year iam interested to do msc on physics for this how i can prepare for the entrance exam to do msc and suggest what are the opertunities to do after msc physics,someone says that msc physics is only restricted for teacher Job ,is this correct or not

  10. Sir, I completed my bsc in environmental science subject. What should I do after this, or in which sector I can get a job.

  11. Hello sir I’m vijay am finished my ug degree in B.SC (Computer Science), I’m willing to do M.SC but I confused , what course can I select which have scope in future suggest me a best one sir.

    Thank you

  12. hi sir
    I completed my M.Sc. in physical chemistry. I wanted to b.ed but unfortunately I dint filled d form. So can u guide me what to do beside industry Jobs and teaching (PhD or lecturer).

  13. Sir I am in bsc final yr chemistry nd I want to do msc but sir I am confused to select a best course for my msc stdy ..plzzz guide me sir

  14. Hello, im doing my bsc food nutrition and dietetics. I would like to complete my msc in the same course .i would like to know the best college to complete and the entrence exam for that.

  15. महोदय मेरी एमएससी माइक्रोबायोलॉजी से कंप्लीट हो गई है अब मैं क्या करूं

  16. Respected sir/mam,
    I am doing bsc microbiology which covers zoology, botany and chemistry subjects.
    Can i do msc in chemistry and which specialized field should i pursue in future for higher paying jobs abroad.

    1. We have listed some of the M.Sc courses over their. You can share your field of interest with us and then we will guide you accordingly.

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