Faculty of Science


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With its world-class reputation and international networks and affiliations, the Faculty of Science is at the forefront of teaching, research and innovation. Our award-winning scientists and students are working together to address the global issues that impact the world today

The world is changing rapidly, and science is playing a major role in these transformations. A postgraduate qualification in Science from UWA will give you the skills, knowledge and resources you need to make a real difference to the changing world in which we live.

Whether you are a relative newcomer to the sciences, with an undergraduate degree in a different discipline, or a science student looking to take your research to the next level, the Faculty of Science offers a range of postgraduate study options designed to meet every student’s background and interests.

Graduate employability

UWA was ranked number 1 in Western Australia and received a 5 star rating for overall graduate employability, in the 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.

Subject rankings

2017 subject rankings placed us in the top 40:

  • 13th Anatomy and Physiology
  • 20th Exercise and Sports Science
  • 31st Agriculture and Forestry

(Source: QS 2017)


Postgraduate study options

Graduate-entry diplomas
Graduate-entry diplomas are designed for graduates who already have a degree in another discipline, and wish to specialise in a Major, such as Geology or Psychology, without having to complete another Bachelor degree in its entirety.
The Faculty of Science offers a range of postgraduate coursework degrees that involve a selection of advanced units of study along with practical training, designed to enhance the student's knowledge and understanding of a particular field of science. Some coursework programs also involve a research component, such as a project or written dissertation.
Coursework and Research
Research-intensive coursework degrees, such as the Master of Science (thesis and coursework), combine a selection of advanced study units with a significant research component, allowing students to undertake extensive independent research in their chosen field of study. We also offer a selection of degrees that combine Master's with a Doctorate or PhD.
Higher Degrees by Research
Higher Degrees by Research, such as the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy, are research-only degrees in which the student, in consultation with an academic supervisor, devises and conducts an independent research project over a period of two years or more.

Science courses are also run by: