Sciences

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:

  • #42 globally in Agricultural Sciences
  • top 60 in Veterinary Science*
  • top 100 in Geology, Geophysics, Marine Science (QS), and Nanoscience
  • #103 in Chemistry*
  • #100 in Physics and Astronomy*.

And all our scientific disciplines are enhanced by our outstanding capability in Computer Science, and Instruments Science and Technology, for which we respectively rank top-50 and top-75 globally.

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^^.

  • 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, 2021
** joboutlook.gov.au/occupations
^^ dese.gov.au/newsroom/articles/stem-jobs-growing-almost-twice-fast-other-jobs

Choose your level of study

34 matching degrees found

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