Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

About us

We are ranked 1st in Australia for Life and Agricultural Sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015)

Our schools in focus

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry contributes strongly to UWA’s international profile and research leadership in the sciences.

Head of School Professor Mark Spackman is an eminent crystallographer winner of the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2013 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography.

Second historic detection of gravitational waves

Following the world-first discovery of gravitational waves last September an international team of scientists including 21 researchers from UWA has made another major breakthrough.

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PhD opportunities in the Faculty of Science

A selection of current PhD projects are described on our website, with all the information you need to contact a potential supervisor. You can search within our schools and centres, or by one of our six overarching research themes.

Science has the power to change our world for the better. UWA’s Faculty of Science is harnessing this power to improve society, save lives and protect our environment. 

Ranked 1st in Australia for Life and Agricultural Sciences, our world-renowned scientists are collaborating with international and industry partners to make discoveries of global significance.

Providing the very best experience is a priority for the Faculty; we successfully equip our students with the skills needed to compete in an increasingly competitive employment market.

Graduate employability

UWA was ranked number 3 in Australia and number 49 in the world for overall graduate employability, in the 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) graduate employability rankings.

Subject rankings

2016 subject rankings placed us in the top 40:

  • 30th Earth and Marine Sciences
  • 34th Psychology
  • 38th Agriculture and Forestry

(Source: QS 2016)

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