How will your thinking help progress science?

As part of the next generation of scientists, you’ll be integral to solving the world’s biggest sustainability and social-wellbeing challenges. In fact, 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.

We believe science will impact every job, industry and country in the world, so what scientific discoveries will your thinking lead to?

There’s a career for every kind of scientific thinker

Science is securing our future, and the career options are as vast as science itself.

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.

Microscope

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.

Hand holding a flask

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.

Corn

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.

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Why study science at Murdoch?

Best scientific minds in Australia

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.

Great centre for science

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

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

James Speers

James Speers

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.

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Mike van Keulen

Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins

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.

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Andrew Currie

Andrew Currie

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.

View Andrew's profile.

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