Faculty of Sciences

Developing future leaders in science

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research.

  • We develop the future leaders of science and actively partner with innovative industries to solve scientific problems.
  • We're a synergy of four research intensive schools; thriving research centres and groups; and strong cross-institutional collaborations.
  • Study science with us and get more than just a degree. Start your career and help shape the future by choosing science at The University of Adelaide.


Study with us

Your future career starts here.

Study with us and learn from scientists working at the cutting-edge of their fields.

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Our research

World-class scientific expertise and facilities with high-quality training at honours, masters and doctorate levels.

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Engagement & industry

Industry, researchers, STEM teachers, alumni, students, and future scientists... work with us to shape the future of science.

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What's trending in science?



Scientists and staff rewarded for 2018 success

Some of the best minds in science received awards from the Faculty of Sciences at its end of year function in December.



Earth sciences graduates named Superstars of STEM

Three earth sciences graduates are rocking the new title of being among Australia's latest Superstars of STEM.



New space agency a boost for future science careers and research

Australia’s new national space agency in Adelaide to provide boost in career opportunities for science and physics graduates.



Wine researcher Roberta De Bei is our latest Superstar of STEM

A scientist who helps viticulturists worldwide to produce quality wine has been named among Australia's latest Superstars of STEM.



Students go underground with ‘Wombot’

Blackwood High School students are working with University of Adelaide researchers to develop ‘Wombot’, a new vehicle for exploring wombat holes.


Our faculty & schools

The Faculty of Sciences is spread across three vibrant campuses. Explore our four schools who each specialise in areas of teaching and research.

Agriculture, Food & Wine

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is at the centre of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hub of agricultural science, plant science and food and wine science.

Animal & Veterinary Sciences

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provide world-class education and training to future animal and veterinary scientists in an intensive research environment.

Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is home to cutting edge research and teaching in ecology and environmental science, evolutionary biology and molecular and biomedical science.

Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences is a synergy of innovation and discovery in the fields of chemistry, earth sciences and physics.

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About the Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences' co-location with major national and global research organisations keeps our researchers and students at the forefront of developing technologies and the latest discoveries in science.

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