Subject Focus

There are a huge range of degree programmes available at universities in Australia and New Zealand. In each of the subject focus articles, published quarterly, we take a detailed look at the content of degree programmes within a subject area to help give you a better understanding of the exciting study opportunities open to students Down Under - internships, field trips, university facilities and all the other crucial factors when you are deciding where to study.

  • Queensland, Western Australia
    Forensic students at Murdoch University.
    In this quarter's subject focus we look at some more of the science degrees available in Australia. There are many different areas of science, usually grouped into physical sciences; life sciences; social sciences; earth and space sciences and mathematical sciences. In Australia, a Bachelor of Science tends to offers a much more flexible programme than the equivalent degrees in the UK. The BSc is typically a broad-based qualification which will allow you to study a wide range of science...
  • Australia
    Photo credit: Monash University
    This subject focus takes an in-depth look at some of the range of degrees available in education and human services at universities in Australia.At undergraduate level Australian and New Zealand universities offer Bachelor of Education degrees, which are usually four years in length. Students can choose to specialise in Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary Teaching. These are professional degrees – students who complete them successfully will be eligible to seek provisional...
  • Griffith University students studying anatomy. Photo credit: Griffith University
    This subject focus looks in depth at some of the health programmes available at universities in Australia. Australian and New Zealand health qualifications have excellent reputations as some of the strongest and most rigorous training programmes in the world. Many of these programmes will include practical experience from as early as the first year, so you can ensure that you graduate with the real-world experience needed to work in a clinical setting.These qualifications are recognised...
  • Reading the business paper at Monash University. Photo credit: Monash University
    In this month's subject focus we take a look at the range of programmes in the area of business, economics and management that are available in Australia. At undergraduate level these subjects are usually studied within a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Business. At Australian and New Zealand universities these are broad, general degrees that aim to provide students with a solid foundation in a wide range of business principles while at the same time building their knowledge and...
  • In the research laboratory at James Cook University. Photo credit: JCU
    This subject focus looks at the variety of science degrees available in Australia and New Zealand. There are many different areas of science, usually grouped into physical sciences; life sciences; social sciences; earth and space sciences and mathematical sciences. In New Zealand and Australia, the Bachelor of Science offers a much more flexible programme than the equivalent degrees in the UK. The BSc is typically a broad-based qualification which will allow you to study a wide range of...
  • Studying social work in Australia.
    This subject focus looks at some of the Graduate Entry programmes on offer in Australia to help you change career and qualify as a teacher or social worker. These professional programmes enable you to qualify and register to work in teaching or in social work in Australia.TeachingAustralian universities offer two types of postgraduate teacher training courses; the Graduate Diploma of Education and the Master of Teaching. The Master of Teaching is usually 1.5 or two years in length. Both are...
  • Victoria, Western Australia
    Physiotherapy students at Curtin University.
    This subject focus looks in depth at some of the professional health programmes available at universities in Australia and New Zealand. The degrees detailed below are all qualifications that would enable you to register and work as a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist after graduation.Australian and New Zealand health qualifications have excellent reputations as some of the strongest and most rigorous training programmes in the world. Many of these programmes will include practical experience...
  • Queensland, South Island
    Olympic pool at Bond University. Photo credit: Bond University
    New Zealand and Australia are both extremely popular places to study sport at university. You can put this down partly to the choice and range of sport courses on offer, and partly to their excellent reputation internationally, but we think it’s also due to the extent to which sport and exercise permeate everyday life in Australia and New Zealand.Both countries are famous for their outdoor lifestyles. And as often as not, that lifestyle is intrinsically linked to sport and exercise. So whether...
  • Australia
    Library at Monash University
    In this month's subject focus we look at your options to study economics at undergraduate level.At undergraduate level, economics is usually studied within a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Business. At Australian and New Zealand universities these are broad, general degrees that aim to provide students with a solid foundation in a wide range of business principles while at the same time building their knowledge and skills in a particular area (the subject the student declares as their...
  • Programming at Monash University
    This month's subject focus looks at a range of programmes available within the areas of Computer Science, Design and Information Technology.  Although often grouped together (as we have done here), these three subjects areas are all quite different.Computer Science programmes look at the design, construction and uses of computers and computer systems.  Depending on the focus and direction of the programme you choose, this subject could cover areas including software, web design,...
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