We believe science will impact every job, industry and country in the world. There are no limits to the possibilities of what scientific discoveries your thinking could lead. Science is securing our future, and the career options are as vast as science itself.

Where could a science degree take you?

As part of the next generation of scientists, you’ll be integral to solving the world’s biggest sustainability and social-wellbeing challenges. Many of Murdoch’s free-thinkers are leading breakthroughs that change the world as we know it. They’ve developed genetic therapies to treat motor neuron disease, discovered new species, and investigated how farmers can help to reduce heatwaves.

With a degree in science, you can pursue a career that explores the working of the natural world, save and change lives in medical, molecular or health sciences, or discover more about the physical world:

Gain industry experience

Over eight weeks of industry placements on farms and agriculture research programs across WA.

Five-star rating

Five-star rating for learner engagement, learning resources, overall experience, skill development and teaching quality for sciences.1

Work out in the field

Gain practical experience through regular fieldwork, including in the bushland reserves on Murdoch campus, or embark on a 7-day field trip on board STS Leeuwin II.

Why study science at Murdoch?

Study in the heart of Perth’s emerging $200 million Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, and benefit our partnerships with Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Hospital and the Australian National Phenome Centre. You will undertake fieldwork in our on-campus ‘living laboratories’ and create new materials for the medical, engineering, energy and telecommunications sectors in our advanced nanotechnology labs.

We are the only university in WA to offer Veterinary Science where you will learn at our on-campus farm, veterinary hospital, equine centre and high-tech teaching surgery.

Find out more in our science study guide


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Sources: Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 Australian Research Council