Use your thinking to help progress science
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.
Why study science at Murdoch?
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:
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.
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.
Explore our science degrees
Agricultural Science + Commerce – Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science) + Bachelor of Commerce
Animal Health – Bachelor of Science
Animal Science – Bachelor of Science
Biological Sciences – Bachelor of Science
Biomedical Science – Bachelor of Science
Chemistry – Bachelor of Science
Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic – Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic
Clinical Laboratory Science – Bachelor of Science
Conservation and Wildlife Biology – Bachelor of Science
Crime Science – Bachelor of Criminology
Crop and Pasture Science – Bachelor of Science
Environmental Management and Sustainability – Bachelor of Science
Environmental Science – Bachelor of Science
Food Science and Nutrition – Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition
Forensic Biology and Toxicology – Bachelor of Science
Genetics and Molecular Biology – Bachelor of Science
Laboratory Medicine – Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
Law + Science (Combined) – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Science
Marine Biology – Bachelor of Science
Marine Science – Bachelor of Science
Mathematics and Statistics – Bachelor of Science
Mineral Science – Bachelor of Science
Physics and Nanotechnology – Bachelor of Science
Psychology – Bachelor of Science
Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (Combined) – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Bachelor of Science
Veterinary Science – Bachelor of Science + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Health – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Animal Science – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Biological Sciences – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Biomedical Science – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Biotechnology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Chemistry – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Chiropractic – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Conservation and Wildlife Biology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Crop and Pasture Science – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Environmental Management and Sustainability – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Environmental Science – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Exercise Physiology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Forensic Biology and Toxicology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Marine Science – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Mathematics and Statistics – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Mineral Science – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Molecular Biology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Physics and Nanotechnology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Psychology Honours – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Psychology Honours – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Sport and Exercise Science Honours – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)
Sport and Health Science Honours – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Veterinary Biology – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Environmental Assessment and Management – Graduate Certificate
Environmental Science – Graduate Certificate
Forensic Science (Professional Practice) – Graduate Certificate
Plant Biosecurity – Graduate Certificate
Protected Area Administration – Graduate Certificate
Systems Medicine – Graduate Certificate
Clinical Exercise Physiology – Graduate Diploma
Data Science – Graduate Diploma
Energy and the Environment – Graduate Diploma
Extractive Metallurgy – Graduate Diploma
Forensic Science – Graduate Diploma
Psychology – Graduate Diploma
Safety Science – Graduate Diploma
Environmental Science – Graduate Diploma
Systems Medicine – Graduate Diploma
Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Master of Applied Psychology
Applied Psychology (Professional) – Master of Applied Psychology
Biosecurity – Master of Biosecurity
Environmental Science – Master of Environmental Science
Food Security – Master of Food Security
Forensic Science (Professional Practice) – Master of Forensic Science (Professional Practice)
Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research) – Master of Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research)
Information Technology – Master of Science
Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) – Master of Veterinary Studies
Veterinary Studies (Veterinary Surveillance) – Master of Veterinary Studies
Wildlife Health and Conservation – Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation
Systems Medicine (Research) – Masters
Applied Psychology + Doctor of Philosophy – Master of Applied Psychology + Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Doctor of Psychology
Psychology (Organisational Psychology) – Doctor of Psychology
Veterinary Medical Science – Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science
Why study science at Murdoch?
Learn from some of the best scientific minds in Australia
Our lecturers are celebrated thought leaders and researchers in their scientific fields. In fact, their research work has been ranked by the Australian Government as above world-class. They’ve been recognised for clinical sciences, medical microbiology, agricultural biotechnology, genetics, human movement and sports science and immunology.
Hone your thinking in a great centre for science
Study in the heart of Perth’s emerging health precinct, and benefit from the strong partnerships we have with our neighbours: the $200m Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, Fiona Stanley Hospital and St John of God Hospital. Murdoch is also the only university in Western Australia to offer Veterinary Science. And you’ll train in an on-campus farm, veterinary hospital, equine centre and our high-tech teaching surgery.
Learn in and out of the lab
Murdoch students 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. Plus you may be able to apply your thinking outside of campus with practical placements at the zoo, animal shelters, and local government. And if you’re studying marine science, our Tropical Marine Research Centre on the Ningaloo Reef.
Learn from our free-thinking academics
Resident forensic scientist and free thinker, James Speers, has investigated serious crimes and terrorist offences in North Ireland, and developed security, legal and forensic programs in the Middle East and European Union.
Rebecca has turned her love for animals and the outdoors into a lifelong career. She's worked as a veterinary officer and conservationist around the world, helping to protect endangered species, including Australia's most critically endangered mammal.
Andrew Currie is a disease detective. He uses critical thinking to test new cancer therapies and has spent 16 years uncovering why children, particularly pre-term babies, are more prone to infection.
Explore our science facilities
Discover the labs, fields, working clinics and paddocks you’ll learn in.
Expand your career options with a double major
As an undergraduate student, you can study two majors during your degree.