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:

Natural world

Take your thinking beyond the lab with a scientific career that explores the workings of the natural world. As an ecologist, biologist or marine scientist, you'll be helping to protect our plants, wildlife and marine ecosystems, to create a sustainable future for our planet.


Save and change lives with a career in medical, molecular or health sciences. From examining molecular processes to help combat disease, to investigating crime using forensic science, the opportunities are as big as your imagination.

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Pursue a career in physical sciences to discover more about the physical world. Use physics and nanotechnology to become an inventor. Work as a toxicologist with the help of chemistry. Or study mathematics and become a statistician, actuary or data scientist; skills needed across almost every field.


Want to use your thinking to help solve the global food crisis? Or how about saving an animal's life? A career in veterinary or animal science will see you improving the health, welfare and nutrition of animals. Or, you could pursue a career in sustainable agriculture or policing food security breaches to help feed the world.

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