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Build the best possible you at Melbourne

Do you aspire to something more? Explore all the many ways we'll help you challenge yourself at Melbourne. Be inspired by our students and alumni, and start designing the course, lifestyle, and career of your dreams.

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Meet our students

Melbourne is home to many different stories. From illustrating fantasy novels, to conducting X-rays on gibbons or learning about rocket science – each one is unique. Hear from our students as they share experiences from unimelb and beyond.

Languages

Make the most of your University of Melbourne degree by broadening your world with languages. There are several ways to incorporate language learning into your studies at the university. If the idea of living in another country or travelling overseas and really engaging with culture isn’t reason enough, why choose to study a language?

Discover the world with STEM

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are highly transferable and consistently proven to increase graduate employability in today’s rapidly evolving job landscape. Find out about STEM at the University of Melbourne making a positive impact around the globe.

Student takeovers

We've handed the keys of our Instagram to some of our UniMelb students. Watch them adopt a new routine, embrace online learning and celebrate the art of staying connected, digitally.

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English Language

English Language Studies is concerned with the English Language in all its aspects including its structure, its diversity, how it changes and evolves, and how people learn and make use of it to communicate in a range of social situations and communication modes.

Linguistics

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language in all its aspects including its structure, its diversity, how it changes and evolves, how people learn and make use of it to communicate.

Italian

Italy's language and culture have been of great significance for centuries and in recent times Italy has become one of the world's leading industrial and economic powers.

Chinese

Currently Mandarin is spoken by more than 1 billion people around the world, representing about one fifth of the global population. It is one of the world's most commonly used languages, second only to English. Studies of Chinese culture and language can help you make your communication more effective and open many opportunities in a globalised world.

German

German has more than 100 million native speakers and is the third most popular foreign language world-wide. German Studies provides an intimate study environment with enthusiastic and student-focussed talented teaching staff who have a wide range of in-depth knowledge of German language, literature, history and culture.

Episode 10: A STEM of advice

We’re back! After a brief hiatus, we’re proud to unleash our series finale: A STEM of Advice. It’s our most jam-packed episode yet, featuring tips and tricks from almost every guest we’ve interviewed so far.

Bonus episode: In conversation with Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist of Australia

In this special bonus episode of Secret Life of STEM, our resident Science Advisor Dr Andi Horvath speaks to Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel. Listen in as Alan Finkel talks about his inspirations and biggest tips for aspiring scientists, and answers year 10’s burning STEM questions.

Episode 9: Growing pop cultures

Futurists often use popular science-fiction stories to predict future STEM trends.Many technologies previously seen only on Star Trek and similar shows have now become everyday objects, like the iPad. Can you think of something you use today that might have come out of a sci-fi movie in the past?

Episode 8: STEM in society

Want to use STEM to build a better, brighter future? You better listen up! The world of STEM is rapidly changing, just like you will be.

Episode 7: STEM gets down to business

How do you turn your STEM studies into a living wage? Or even better - how do you turn your golden STEM idea into actual gold? You might just find out in this episode of Secret Life of STEM.