Why study Health Sciences at Sydney?



The Faculty of Health Sciences is a world leader in health sciences, allied health research and education. Our people are changing the health landscape and working to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities worldwide.

Our learning and teaching programs are enhanced by our research efforts and aim to develop a new generation of allied health professionals, academics and researchers who will continue to drive change within the health sector.

Learn from life

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The Faculty of Health Sciences is ranked among the best in the world because we believe classrooms are not the only places to unlock your potential. We know real-life clinical experience is just as valuable. Our extensive network of training partners around Australia, like the School of the Air in Broken Hill and major metropolitan hospitals provide you with such opportunities.

We also know there are many other professions besides clinicians that keep the health system running. Because of this we also offer the Bachelor of Health Sciences for those who are interested in contributing to the big picture of health through corporate role such as health advocacy, promotion and management.

Your future doesn’t necessarily have to start or end with an ATAR score. Under the universities E12, Cadigal and Extended Broadway schemes we offer additional options – for you and us – to be involved in creating better health outcomes. It’s our way of ensuring we attract the best people to maintain the ongoing creation of new knowledge, and the discoveries that will make a difference in real life.

Imagination, ambition and new thinking

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Why do we have the broadest curriculum in health sciences of any higher learning institution in Australia? Because when you are committed to thought leadership you want to attract as many brilliant minds as you can, students and teachers alike. And where there’s new thinking, there’s ambition, imagination, and the desire to work with like minds.

We are recognised for our cross-disciplinary learning environment and specialised facilities such as VERT. Our postgraduate teaching team includes recipients of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Awards; Dr Roger Bourne, Professor Michelle Lincoln, and Professor Kathryn Refshauge.

At the forefront of research

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The research carried out at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Sciences isn’t just about scholarly study - it’s about impact. Our people and our work are shaping the national and international health and social policy agendas.

The research carried out by the faculty is aligned with federal government priorities, with particular focus on promoting and maintaining good health. A contribution of national significance can also be found in our work around rural and Indigenous health, and social inclusion.

Our areas of areas of research focus include:

As a research candidate with us, you will work alongside internationally recognised thought leaders such as Professor Patrick Brennan, Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh and Professor Mark Onslow, and be supervised by renowned mentors such as winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision, Professor Kathryn Refshauge and Professor Anita Bundy.