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Changing our world for the better

The Faculty of Science is at the forefront of teaching, research and innovation with a world-class reputation, international networks and industry collaborations. Discipline areas range from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Studying science at UWA gives you the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to help solve growing global challenges facing humanity. Learn from highly awarded teachers who are experts in their field and gain real-world experience through practical placements and fieldwork.

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13th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2018)

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21st in the world for Sports-related subjects (QS 2018)

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32nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2018)

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32nd in the world for Earth and Marine Science (QS 2018)

My honours project uncovered so many unanswered questions about restoring urban waterways in Perth so I chose to pursue a PhD. Initially UWA was offering the undergraduate course I was interested in – Zoology – and I continued my studies here because of the research output, facilities, friends and location. I love feeling at home in my research group and being surrounded by inquisitive and inspiring people. My supervisors are really encouraging and compassionate people to work with, so I find my research is very rewarding.

Jen Middleton
PhD Student
Faculty of Science

Preparing you for the jobs of tomorrow

Whether you want to take your career to the next level, change direction or tackle globally relevant issues alongside world-class thought leaders, a postgraduate degree in science prepares you to go further.


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  • Biochemists and molecular biologists are interested in the molecular functions of all living organisms from the smallest bacterium to the largest whale.

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  • Botany is the scientific study of plants.

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  • Marine Science focuses on the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment.

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  • Human Geography and Planning is about understanding and guiding the development of cities and regions.

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  • Psychological Science is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour, and is a challenging and wide-ranging discipline.

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  • Do you differ from a robot? Learn about the molecular and cellular machinery that makes up your body, as well as how it works in everyday life, and what causes disease.

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  • Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour.

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  • A major in Neuroscience will allow you to explore how nervous systems work and how nervous system function can be restored after disease and injury to the brain.

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  • Natural resource managers guide sustainable development to protect environmental assets.

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  • Psychology in Society is a fascinating and diverse area of study that touches upon many aspects of daily life.

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  • Chemistry is central to virtually all areas of modern science and technology, providing a foundation for fields such as biochemistry, chemical engineering, food science, materials science, geology, nanotechnology and pharmacology.

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  • You can complete the Bachelor of Science double major in Sport Science, Exercise and Health. This course provides a sound basis in sport and exercise science theory combined with practical, technical and communication skills.<br />

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  • Zoology focuses on the diversity of animals and how they survive, thrive and persist.

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  • A Sport Science major provides you with expertise in the sport sciences and trains you for a career in the sport and recreation industries.

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  • If you are creative, love science and want to work with people, Science Communication is an ideal major for you. Science communicators work to facilitate public engagement with scientific issues.

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  • Provides the research basis for solving environmental problems.

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  • If you are you passionate about exercise and health and want to spread the word and educate others about keeping fit and being healthy, then this major is for you.

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  • Geology studies the evolution and characteristics of the Earth.

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  • Geography is the study of the Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments.

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  • Genetics is the study of biologically inherited traits as diverse as those that cause human disease, or allow a rare plant to live in only one isolated spot in the South West, or result in a desirable characteristic found in a domestic animal used in agriculture.

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  • A major in Anatomy and Human Biology will let you discover how your body works, why it works that way, where people come from and how we are related to one another.

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  • Agricultural Science provides the technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production worldwide.

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  • Conservation biology is the science of protecting and managing biodiversity.

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  • Agricultural science provides the technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production in Australia and worldwide.

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  • Audiologists provide patient-centred care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearing, balance and other auditory disorders.

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  • Develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis and assessment of Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASD).

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  • Enhance your understanding and skills in the field of dental sleep medicine by completing a Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine.

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  • Bridging degree to allow qualified Clinical Neuropsychologists to up skill in Clinical Psychology.

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  • Advance your knowledge of dental public and primary health.

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  • Bridging degree to allow qualified clinical psychologists to upskill in clinical neuropsychology.

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  • Pursue a career in dental public and primary health.

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  • This program will develop your knowledge and skills in preparation for work in the allied health industry.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in audiology by completing the Master of Clinical Audiology.

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  • A unique combination of three key platforms: public health; advanced study in a related science discipline; and an industry internship.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in geoscience.

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  • Developtechnical and research skills that are applicable toa range of disciplines using spatial analytic techniques.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge of exercise science by completing the Master of Exercise Science with a specialisation in either Sport and Exercise Science or Sport and Recreation Management

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  • Experience aninterdisciplinary approach to Environmental Science.

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  • Improve organisational performance whilst enhancing employee wellbeing.

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  • Enhance your knowledge and skills for a future in the rapidly evolving field of Agricultural Science.

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  • Develop your research skills in preparation to undertake a research degree in a scientific area within the natural and agricultural sciences by completing a higher degree by research preliminary course.

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  • This course offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialisation and intellectual property (IP) protection.

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  • Take part in cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living, clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of natural systems and the species they support.

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  • This course is unique as it is offered by a science faculty with access to laboratories and expertise with an indepth understanding of biological sciences.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in geoscience by completing the Master of Hydrogeology.

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  • The production of food and fibre are key sectors in the Australian economy and economies worldwide.

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  • Gain experience and geoscience skills related to petroleum exploration.

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  • Broaden and enhance your knowledge and skills in economic geology and mineral exploration by completing a Master of Ore Deposit Geology.

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  • Consider a career in industrial and organisational psychology.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge of urban and regional planning.

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  • If you are passionate about science, creative and want to work with people, Science Communication is for you. The Masters is an advanced course that will allow you to enhance your skills in these areas.

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  • Develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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  • Build your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science.

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  • Engage with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally, and engage with the complex challenges of international development.

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  • Further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science.

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  • Enhance your skills and knowledge of exercise science by completing the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework).

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  • UWA's Master of Clinical Audiology course is the only one offered in Australia in combination with a PhD program.

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  • Enhance your research skills and experience in a scientific area by completing a Master of Science (Thesis and Coursework) in one of the specialisations offered.

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  • The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University's flagship research degree, which can be taken in any discipline area in the University.

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  • Learn to apply your psychological skills and knowledge in the area of Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

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  • This program involves concurrently completing the Master of Clinical Psychology and a PhD research program, providing graduates with a distinctive combination of clinical skills and research knowledge.

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  • Continue your psychology studies in Western Australia's only postgraduate training course in clinical neuropsychology.

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Engage with science

UWA Science Competition

This competition is proudly brought to you by the Faculty of Science. It is for any student who is interested in the impact that science has on the world. As a team, you will identify and present on a contemporary topic that interests you; something you predict will be a global issue to face humanity by 2040.

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The ConocoPhillips Science Experience at UWA

UWA’s Science Experience program offers high school students the chance to be immersed in our world-class scientific research. They can discover what it’s like to be a university student preparing for the rich variety of careers in science or engineering. Meet UWA scientists, experience hands-on workshops in our laboratories and see epic demonstrations of science in action.

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We are home to award winning researchers and academics who are experts in their field.

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The Faculty of Science is home to a range of world-class facilities which support research and teaching activities.

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