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6 reasons to study medicine and health at the University of Sydney

15 November 2018
More than study, we offer a whole university experience
From scholarships to lively student societies, world-leading academics to flexible study options, we offer unparalleled opportunities. Discover why you should study a health degree with us.

1. Career opportunities and employability

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Sydney has been named the most employable university in Australia and in the top five globally.*

Our graduates are recognised and known for their analytic and problem-solving skills, commitment to pursing new knowledge in an ever-changing world, and compassionate understanding of human diversity in the communities they serve.

Graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and Health are in constant demand and go on to enjoy rewarding and successful careers in their chosen health field. 

*2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

2. Top national and global rankings

We hold strong national and international rankings that are testament to our high-quality education and reserach. Four of our subjects are ranked top two in Australia and five reaching the global top 20. 

  • #1 in Australia and #2 in the world for sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation*
  • #2 in Australia and #15 in the world nursing* 
  • #2 in Australia and #18 in the world for medicine* 
  • #2 in Australia and #18 in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology
  • #10 in the world for anatomy and physiology* 
  • #1 in Asia-Pacific and #18 in the world for public health
  • #33 in the world for dentistry
  • The University of Sydney as an institution is ranked number 3 in Australia and 42 in the world. * 

*QS World University World Rankings by Subject 2018

3. Flexible study options 

It is common to juggle study with work and other life commitments. To help with this balance, many of our postgraduate degrees offer flexible study options.

Depending on your degree, you could study part or full-time, online, face-to-face on campus or through mixed mode study. This means you can tailor your study load to suit your professional working demands and lifestyle.  

4. Vibrant campus life 

There’s more to university than lectures and tutorials. As a student with the Faculty of Medicine and Health, you will enjoy a lively student experience, welcoming community, access to a diverse range of clubs and societies, international opportunities, mentoring, support services and student placements.

These opportunities will enrich your time at university, extend your professional network and develop your leadership and communications skills. You will graduate with more than a degree, you will be part of a connected alumni and university community. 

5. World leading academics and researchers 

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is home to some of the world’s leading academics and researchers covering a broad discipline. You will be taught by dedicated researchers who are conducting multi-disciplinary research in their chosen fields and making a difference to communities, policies and the overall health field. 

6. Scholarships to reward talent

We invest in potential, reward talent and help those in need. The Faculty of Medicine and Health offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research scholarships and prizes based on excellence and equity. Our scholarships can help ease some of the financial pressures associated with study, so you can focus on your education.