Scientists tackle the world’s biggest challenges, such as extending life, ending world hunger, and fighting climate change.

  • Surround yourself with science excellence

    As a University of Adelaide science student, you’ll be part of an incredibly high-achieving community. The overall quality of our broad suite of Life Sciences and Natural Sciences programs is ranked #85 and #124 in the world respectively*, while in individual disciplines, we’re:

    • #45 globally in Agricultural Sciences
    • #51-60 in Veterinary Science*
    • top 100 in Geology, Earth and Marine Sciences*
    • #103 in Chemistry*
    • #144 in Physics and Astronomy*.
  • Fantastic facilities and flexible skills

    Regardless of your chosen scientific discipline, you'll have the opportunity to learn and gain practical, hands-on experience - in truly world-class facilities.

    It could be our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital; the largest teaching winery in Australia; or the third largest agricultural research precinct in the world. Perhaps you'll make use of our in-house supercomputer for lightning-fast data analysis.

    Whatever your path, you'll graduate with highly sought-after and transferable skills in communication, critical thinking and creative problem solving, ready to tackle the world's greatest challenges.

  • Career prospects

    Employment growth for the majority of science-related roles range from stable to very strong**, with STEM jobs predicted to grow nearly twice as fast as other occupations^^.

Make History in Sciences

Scott is the lead Medical Physicist at Australia’s first proton centre. Lily travels the world to present her research to international partners. Where could a science degree take you?

  • Ranked #124 globally for Natural Sciences*
  • Ranked #85 globally for Life Sciences*
  • Producing scientific research ‘well above world standard’^

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022
^Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences, Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018
Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2022

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The University was a place where I could find like-minded people who loved the things I wanted to learn about. Because of that, I have the skills, mindset and patience to tackle many problems in science or industry, and create my own jobs and business opportunities
Dr Jonathan Hall - Bachelor of Science

Dr Jonathan Hall

Co-founder and Director, Life Whisperer ThincLab
Bachelor of Science