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Why study science at Sydney

Yes, our tree-lined campus is one of the reasons
Studying science has never been more important and choosing where to do it can be a tough decision. Here's the top reasons why we think you should study a science degree at Sydney.

Choice, flexibility and fun

Our Bachelor of Science courses offers a choice of more than 40 majors, programs and streams. You can study anything from food and agribusiness, animal and veterinary bioscience and psychology to nanosciencechemistry and computer science.

Why not consider a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science), Bachelor of Science (Health) or Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science?

We also offer international exchange opportunities, field work trips and there are loads of student clubs and activities you can be a part of!

Woman wearing a VR headset

Science is the degree of the future

A recent report predicts that by 2030 our workforce will spend 77% more time using maths and science skills1. This means that science degrees will arm you with skills that will be in-demand now and in the future!

Our incredible prize-winning researchers

Our researchers are leaders in their field and are regularly recognised in a range of awards (Eureka Prizes, NSW Premier’s Prize and Australian Academy of Science awards just to name a few). The best part? You will learn from and work alongside these amazing researchers if you study with us!

Our vet school is #1 in Australia

And we're ranked 12th in the world2. This means there's no better place in Australia better to study the veterinary sciences!

Industry loves our graduates

The University of Sydney was recently ranked #1 in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability3. You read that right – number 4. In the world.

We love maths

We know how important mathematics and statistics is to the future. As such, we've got the best mathematics professors, and many of them are women!

We’re also home to the new Mathematical Research Institute, which will bring mathematicians from all over the world to Australia to do research.

Rhys Raymond-Jones

It's much more than lab work

Some of the best science is done in the real-world, so while we boast state-of-the-art laboratories you’ll get to experience a range of opportunities outside the lab too!

You’ll also develop highly valued skills in communication and teamwork, opening the door to an almost limitless range of employment opportunities.

Asanka Wijetunga

The Dalyell Scholars program

If you’re a high-achieving student, our Dalyell Scholars program has been tailored for you. It will allow you to undertake new challenges – including exposure to cutting-edge research – to enable you to maximise your intellectual growth and potential.

Charles Perkins Centre

Have you seen our facilities?

Study and learn in our world-class facilities, including the Charles Perkins Centre for diabetes, obesity and cardio-vascular disease to the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food at Camden and Australia’s best veterinary teaching hospitals, to the world-leading laboratories of the Sydney Nanoscience Hub – the only facility of its type in the southern hemisphere.

Image: Aaron Xia

The campus

We think you’ll agree that our campus is spectacular… and may secretly be HogwartsTake a (virtual) tour.


1The New Work Smarts: Thriving in the New Work Order, The Foundation for Young Australians, Melbourne, Australia, 2017
2QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020

Article first published:

28 November 2018

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