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Be prepared for a career where curiosity makes a difference to millions of lives. Across the world, doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals are in constant demand.

Studying medicine and health at the University of Sydney ensures that you will be fully equipped with the leadership capabilities, clinical skills and human understanding required to make a genuine difference to the lives of individuals and communities.

We offer the largest range of health courses of any Australian university, giving you a variety of ways to pursue your passion for health.

Learn how the Faculty of Medicine and Health can help prepare you for leading roles in the healthcare industry.

Why choose medicine and health at Sydney?

We are:

  • #1 in Australia and #5 in the world for graduate employability
  • #2 in Australia and #18 in the world for medicine
  • #2 in the world for sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • #2 in Australia and #15 in the world for nursing
  • #2 in Australia and #18 in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology
  • #1 in Asia-Pacific and #18 in the world for public health
  • #10 in the world for anatomy and physiology
  • #33 in the world for dentistry
  • Australia’s oldest dental, pharmacy and nursing schools.

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018; Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 (public health ranking)


We are unique among Australia’s leading universities in the breadth of health disciplines we offer, providing a broad range of opportunities for professional and personal development and cross-disciplinary study.

On graduating from one of our pioneering courses in medicine, health sciences, public health, nursing, pharmacy or dentistry, you will be ready to make a real difference – in Australia or around the world.

The University of Sydney attracts many of the best students from throughout Australia and overseas. With this privilege comes our responsibility to provide the highest quality learning and teaching. We strive constantly for excellence in intellectual enquiry, academic freedom and integrity, and ethical practice in all our academic endeavours. To support these goals we provide an exciting and stimulating learning and teaching environment.

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