University of Melbourne, The

For over 165 years, the University of Melbourne has made distinctive contributions to society and attracted the best and brightest students and researchers to solve globally significant problems. We are the highest-ranked university in Australia and 32 in the world (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We are Australia's leading research university, with more than 100 research centres and institutes, and research expenditure that is second only to that of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency. We rank sixth among employers worldwide - ahead of esteemed institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge and Yale (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019). Our renowned academic staff includes leaders in business, government and community, as well as Nobel laureates and Rhodes scholars. Our unique curriculum, known as the Melbourne Model, is designed to give you a wider understanding of the world beyond your degree. It begins with an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. Over three years, you'll develop a deep understanding of a particular study area - your major. You'll also study subjects from outside your core study area. We call this breadth, and it allows you to tailor your course to fit your passions and career ambitions. Or you can simply explore something you've always been curious about. Following your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate degree. Take advanced courses in professional fields such as law, engineering, medicine, architecture and teaching - some available in Graduate Degree Packages - or join our researchers in shifting the boundaries of human knowledge. Our latest career outcomes survey shows that three to five years after graduation, 97 per cent of undergraduate and 98 per cent of postgraduate students are in employment (excluding those not available for work and studying). Visit us online at

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