Explore our study areas

All subjects are detailed in the University Handbook including the subject code, subject description, relevant semester, prerequisites (if any) and assessment requirements.

Explore new areas of learning, such as Australian-based subjects, disciplines unavailable in your own home institution, or simply an elective that you have always wanted to study!

You can also extend your major discipline and add significantly to your knowledge with new perspectives.

Select one of the following study areas for an overview of what you can study.

Australian cinema, television and theatre Australian literature
Australian and Aboriginal art Australian media
Australian and Aboriginal history Botany and zoology of Australia
Australian architecture Conservation and Australian wildlife
Australian environmental studies Contemporary Australian culture, politics and society
Indigenous arts management (VCA) Indigenous education and culture
Architecture Property and construction
Architectural history Real estate
Design Urban planning and development
Landscape architecture Urban design
Planning and design
Accounting Finance
Business Human resource management
Commerce Management
e-Commerce Marketing
Computer engineering Information systems
Computer science Software engineering
Geographic information technology Telecommunications engineering
Adult education Outdoor education
Early childhood education Physical and sports education
Elementary education Professional practice and school observation
Kinesiology Secondary education
Biomedical Geographic information technology
Chemical and biomolecular Geomatic
Civil Mechanical and manufacturing
Computer science and software Mechatronics
Electrical and electronic
(including telecommunications)
Engineering Management Utilities management
Development technologies Environmental science
Ecology Environmental studies
Energy studies Forest science
Environmental law Surveying
Environmental policy Water resources management
American studies History
Ancient world studie History and philosophy of science
Anthropology International studies
Archaeology Islamic studies
Arabic studies Jewish studies
Art history Linguistics and applied linguistics
Asian studies Medieval studies
Cinema and screen studies Philosophy
Classics Political science
Creative writing Public policy
Criminology Social theory
Cultural studies Socio-legal studies
Development studies Sociology
English literary studies Theatre studies
Gender studies
Agriculture Geography
Agricultural economics and agribusiness Landscape management
Animal science and management Natural resource managemen
Biotechnology Plant sciences
Conservation and ecology Soil science
Food science Urban horticulture
Forest science Viticulture and wine technology
Genetics and breeding
Arabic Italian
Chinese Japanese
French Russian
German Spanish
Hebrew Swedish

Students interested in undertaking law subjects on exchange should consult the Melbourne Law School's website for the most up to date offerings.

Asia-Pacific media systems Media communications theory
Creative writing Media futures and new technologies
Culture and media Media law
Editing and publishing Media, politics and society
Global media Media studies
Language and media Net communications
Marketing communications
Music performance (audition required) Music language (theory)
Ensemble performance
(audition required for some ensembles)
Introductory music subjects (no prerequisites)
Music history
Experimental psychology Personality and social psychology
Quantitative psychology Cognitive psychology
Developmental psychology Industrial/organisational psychology
Behavioural neuroscience Human psychopsychology
Anatomy Human structure and function
Animal biology Immunology
Astrophysics Mathematics
Atmosphere and ocean sciences Marine biology
Biochemistry and molecular biology Meteorology
Biotechnology Microbiology
Botany Neuroscience
Chemistry Oceanography
Cellular biology Pathology
Developmental biology Pharmacology
Ecology Physics
Earth sciences Physiology
Environmental science Plant sciences
Evolutionary biology Statistics
Geology Vision sciences
Genetics Zoology
Dance Production
Fine art Community cultural development (graduate)

Many courses at the University encourage volunteer work or arrange internships for students. Select a subject area which includes an internship or research aspect below or contact the faculty advisor to obtain further information.

Study Area/s Advisor contact

Humanities and Social Science

Subjects: Public Affairs Internship

Arts Internship

Community Volunteering


Science, Biomedicine, Land and Environment

Subjects: Science Research Project

Science and Technology Internship

Biomedical Science Research Project

Land Environment Research Project