About Physics

Whether you’re inspired by the beauty of the cosmos and want to reveal its mysteries, or want to use the biggest machine ever built to examine the smallest particles ever observed – physics is for you.

Study physics to gain skills and apply logical reasoning to a variety of situations and problems, as well as developing independent and analytical ways of thinking.  Learn to think critically about the world and how it works through studying matter, energy, and their interactions in a supportive and enriching environment.

Biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine – pull them apart bit by bit and at their most fundamental they all come down to physics.

Discover the Physics major

Learn about the Physics major at the University of Melbourne. What will you study, and where will your major take you?

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Why study Physics at the University of Melbourne

Explore the big questions

Explore the big questions

Science gives you the tools to work out what’s really going on. Be a leader of tomorrow and tackle the world’s greatest challenges with science.

Future-proof your career

Future-proof your career

Jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine are growing faster than other industries. By 2024, they’re likely to grow by 11.6%.

First-class facilities

First-class facilities

As a Science student at Melbourne, you’ll have access to our $100 million life sciences building – the most sophisticated of its kind in Australia.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

As part of the my degree, I was able to complete a placement on a neuropsycho-oncology research study at MCRI, which allowed me to see what it would be like to be a neuropsychologist in that field.

Farah Elhassan, Bachelor of Science

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