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We offer courses, training and research opportunities in a range of scientific and clinical disciplines to benefit the health of Australian and international communities.
UWA is ranked 67th in the world for Life Sciences and 86th for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (Times Higher Education World University Rankings).
Our staff members have won many awards for teaching and research. Notable among these is Professor Barry Marshall who, along with Emeritus Professor Robin Warren, was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
You’ll be given the opportunity to gain practical experience through structured visits to health organisations, voluntary work experience programs, field trips and assignments linked with the health sector.
You can seek employment in a range of health-related industries, including research, pharmaceuticals, public health and medical technology. The growth of preventative healthcare opportunities will continue to grow with ageing populations such as Australia, Japan and many parts of Europe.
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Why choose UWA?
We are a world Top 100 university (ARWU 2017) and seven of our subjects are ranked in the world’s Top 50, including Agriculture and Forestry, Earth and Marine Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Civil and Structural Engineering, Mineral and Mining Engineering and Performing Arts (QS 2017).
Our University is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities, and we are a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.
We are the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight and home to globally recognised scholars such as Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. We have more than 75 research and training centres and receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.
To help our students graduate career-ready, we offer professional placements, internships, mentoring, work experience and vacation programs.
Our graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salary and State graduate employment rates.