Student Experiences

The School of Physical Sciences prepares you for a career in science with extensive field experience and access to research equipment that’s used in pioneering research across the world.

We also offer study tours and overseas experiences which aim to boost your science knowledge, confidence and employability.

Explore how we can help enrich your learning experiences and hear from students who have experienced it already.

Study tours

Oman, look at those rocks!

UNDERGRADUATE: Stand on the Moho, examine fossil reefs and walk on ancient ocean crust. Explore the geological wonderland of Oman.

Study Tours


NZ honours study your - image: Alex Butter

Image courtesy Alex Butter

Earth sciences New Zealand trip

HONOURS: Explore active volcanoes, plate tectonics, neo-tectonics and spectacular geothermal activity. Visit New Zealand in your earth sciences honours year.

Honours in Science


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Student experience stories

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in High Performance Computational Physics

At the University I was able to work closely with world leaders in my field and learn from them in an incredibly supportive environment. It was the best possible start to my academic career.Phiala Shanahan, BSc (High Perf Comp Phys)(Hons); PhD (Physics & Astro)

BSc (Advanced) - Chemistry double major

I chose the BSc(Adv) degree at the University of Adelaide because I knew that I wanted to get into research and this degree gave me the flexibility to choose my subjects, a cohort of like-minded, motivated and enthusiastic young scientists and research experience from as early as second year.Gemma Gransbury - BSc(Advanced), double chemistry major; BSc(Hons), in chemistry.

Bachelor of Science (Geology major)

My time at the University of Adelaide has been extraordinary, challenging and life-changing. I love the social interaction and field-work component of studying earth sciences. During my undergraduate and PhD studies I have travelled around Australia and the world. I am now a part of a global community of geoscientists.Bonnie Henderson - BSc. (Hons) in geology; PhD in earth sciences

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