The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is Australia's top ranked university and one of the world's top 30 higher education institutions (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). This historic university has helped shape the nation's intellectual and cultural life for more than 150 years.
Studying at The University of Melbourne is a unique experience in which students incorporate a rich academic and social life on a wonderful campus with the delights offered by the city of Melbourne, again the world's most liveable city according to The Economist.
In addition to being the top ranked University in Australia, in 2012 The University was rated 9th in the world for the employability of its graduates (QS rankings). Melbourne graduates are highly sought after for their:
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The Melbourne Model
Four years ago, the University introduced the Melbourne Model, a landmark educational reform which was a first for Australia and aligned the university's learning model with the great traditions of leading North American and European institutions. Under the Model, students may choose to undertake one of several undergraduate degrees which offer breadth subjects outside their core discipline area. After completion of one of these undergraduate programs, students can choose to either go directly into employment or continue studying one of our many highly regarded professional graduate coursework or research degrees.
The university's undergraduate degrees ensure that you gain deep knowledge in your discipline but also require you to study up to 25% of your subjects from other disciplines. You are exposed to alternative areas of knowledge, different ways of understanding and varied methods of enquiry. There is also a focus on skills development - problem solving, communication, teamwork and leadership. These degrees provide either a base for employment or for more advanced graduate programs in both professional and research disciplines.
The university's undergraduate degrees are:
Studies show that top international employers are increasingly viewing Masters-level qualifications as the benchmark for professional employment. The University recognises this and as a graduate student at The University of Melbourne you can study Masters or Doctorate-level degrees from over 340 different coursework and research areas. Our Graduate Schools provide stimulating and professional environments for students and offer Masters and Doctorate-level degrees in the following areas:
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Melbourne is a research-intensive university and its researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as biomedicine, law, climate change, art conservation and nanotechnology. The University is Australia's largest research institution. Students are inspired by high quality teaching and research academics who include Nobel Laureates and other internationally renowned thinkers.
The university's standing in the global academic community makes it a destination for high-achieving students from around the world.
Find out about research services and grants at Melbourne research.
The university's campus, located close to the city centre, is a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, and has its own special ambience with historic sandstone buildings, green spaces, cafes, galleries, a theatre, museums, banks, and bookshops. The Student Union at the heart of the campus is home to a wide range of food outlets and over 100 clubs and societies, while the university's sporting facilities are first-class.
Facilities and services
The university offers excellent teaching and learning facilities, from new student learning spaces to several libraries that house some of Australia's most extensive collections. The university also provides online access to lectures, reading guides, journals and many other sources of information. Academic and personal support includes a medical clinic, counselling service, academic and learning skills units, housing advice, and financial and career development services. For more information, see services for students.
Accommodation and Transport
A range of first-rate accommodation options are available close to the campus, including historic residential colleges, student apartments and private housing. Located centrally, the university is well connected to Melbourne's extensive public transport infrastructure, including its tram network which is the world's largest.
The university provides a number of undergraduate and research scholarships for outstanding students.
The City of Melbourne
Melbourne is Australia's most cosmopolitan city with a multicultural population of just over four million people. The city is known for its trendsetting culture, edgy fashion, lifestyle and food. In 2012, the city was once again chosen by The Economist as the world's best place to live. Check out what events are on and get a guide to the city at That's Melbourne.
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