Faculty of Science

Making an impact on global issues

Science is central to almost all areas of modern life and technology. It provides a foundation for and advancements in fields such as agriculture and the environment, biological sciences, human sciences, molecular sciences, psychological sciences and earth sciences.

Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and the next generation will undoubtedly experience leaps in technology we can only imagine.

UWA science researchers tackle global, regional and local issues to make the world a better place. Their work translates into economic, social and environmental impact. As a research-intensive university in the top 1% of the world, we contribute to global knowledge, while meeting the needs of communities. We benefit from vital funding which helps us translate our research into tangible benefits for all.

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1st in Australia and 18th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2019)

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1st in Australia and 19th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2019)

24th in the world for Ecology (ARWU 2019)

28th in the world for Oceanography (ARWU 2019)

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22nd in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2019)

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24th in the world for Sports-Related Subjects (QS 2019)

37th in the world for Earth and Marine Science (QS 2019)

Top 50 in the world for Psychology (QS 2019)

At the Faculty of Science, you will learn how to harness the power of science to change lives for the better. Your studies will involve not only the theory, but the crucial technical skills of your chosen field. Whether it's in our world-class laboratories, on exciting field trips or in real-world industry placements, we give you the chance to become immersed in the hands-on side of science. I am sure you will find your scientific journey with us rewarding and fulfilling.

Professor Tony O'Donnell
Executive Dean
Faculty of Science

Scholarships

There are a number of prestigious scholarships available to domestic and international students, offered by UWA and the Faculty of Science.

Our facilities

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

International partnerships

UWA has more than 200 agreements with international partners. We are the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in the country.

We’re also one of only two Australian universities to belong to the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. This international alliance fosters and encourages collaboration between members, bringing together the experience, equipment and expertise necessary to tackle the big issues currently facing societies, governments, corporations and education.

The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

Be inspired by our research

Partnerships and outreach

We collaborate with industry, government agencies and universities worldwide to offer diverse education and research programs and forge meaningful partnerships with organisations to strengthen their capabilities and achieve solutions.

Our Faculty also links with schools and the wider community through various programs and outreach activities to raise awareness and generate interest in science education.


Our people

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

News

OI team prepare for an expedition of epic proportions
Tue, 21 Jan 2020

While many of us are settling back into the start of the year at work, a team of Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia.

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Seven UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships
Mon, 20 Jan 2020

A talented musician, a computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from The University of Western Australia who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

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New clues in understanding how to prevent food allergies by breastfeeding
Mon, 20 Jan 2020

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

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