Areas of research

Major areas of research at Sydney include:


Agricultural and veterinary sciences

  • Agriculture, land and farm management
  • Animal production
  • Horticultural production
  • Veterinary sciences

Find out more from the Faculties: Agriculture and Environment | Veterinary Science

Biological sciences

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Plant biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry and cell biology

Find out more from the Faculties: Science | Sydney Medical School

Built environment and design

  • Architecture
  • Building, design practice and management
  • Urban and regional planning

Find out more from the Faculties: Architecture, Design and Planning

Chemical sciences

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
  • Physical chemistry (incl structural)
  • Theoretical and computational chemistry

Find out more from the Faculties: Science

Commerce, management, tourism and services

  • Accounting, auditing and accountability
  • Banking, finance and investment
  • Business and management
  • Marketing
  • Transport and logistics

Find out more from the Faculties: Business

Creative arts and writing

  • Art theory and criticism
  • Film, television and digital media
  • Performing arts and creative writing
  • Visual arts and crafts

Find out more from the Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences | Sydney Conservatorium of music | Sydney College of the Arts

Earth sciences

  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Physical geography and environmental geoscience

Find out more from the Faculties: Science

Economics

  • Economic theory
  • Applied economics
  • Econometrics

Find out more from the Faculties: Faculty of Agriculture and Environment | Arts and Social Sciences | Business

Education

  • Education systems

Find out more from the Faculties: Education and Social Work

Engineering

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Autonomous systems and robotics
  • Civil engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering

Find out more from the Faculties: Engineering and Information Technologies

Environmental sciences

  • Environmental science and management
  • Soil sciences

Find out more from the Faculties: Agriculture and Environment | Science

History and archaeology

  • Archaeology
  • History

Find out more from the Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences

Human society

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Demiography and human geography
  • Policy and administration
  • Political science
  • Social work
  • Sociology

Find out more from the Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences | Business | Education and Social Work

Informational and computing sciences

  • Computational theory and mathematics
  • Distributed computing
  • Library and information studies
  • Information systems
  • Artificial intelligence and image processing

Find out more from the Faculties: Engineering and Information Technologies | Science

Language, communication and culture

  • Journalism, communication and media studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Language studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies

Find out more from the Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences

Law and legal studies

  • Law

Find out more from the Faculties: Law

Mathematical sciences

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Numerical and computational mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical physics

Find out more from the Faculties: Science

Medical and health sciences

  • Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
  • Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
  • Clinical sciences
  • Complimentary and alternative medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Immunology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Oncology and carcinogensis
  • Optometry and opthamology
  • Paediatrics and reproductive medicine
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Medical physiology
  • Public health and health services

Find out more from the Faculties: Dentistry | Health Sciences | Sydney Medical School | Sydney Nursing School

Philosophy and religious studies

  • Applied ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and religious traditions

Find out more from the Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences

Physical sciences

  • Classical and quantum physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Atomic, molecular, nuclear, particle and plasma physics
  • Optical physics
  • Astronomical and space sciences

Find out more from the Faculties: Science

Psychology and cognitive sciences

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive science

Find out more from the Faculties: Science

Technology

  • Nanotechnology
  • Communications technologies

Find out more from the Faculties: Engineering and Information Technologies | Science