Courses

Courses 

As a School of Biological Sciences, we cover a broad range of topics both in our research and in our teaching. Because all of our teaching staff are involved in world-class research, all students receive an up-to-date curriculum of international standard. 
You may already have firm ideas as to where a science degree will lead you, and many of our graduates have successfully pursued their dreams from day one. Their degrees have led them into a wide range of careers including environmental management, medical research and postgraduate medicine.

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 

Bachelor of Science

Our classic three-year degree; you complete one or two major studies in the fields of your choice. The Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree which can lead to jobs in industry or further study and research.

Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Dean’s Scholar)

A four-year program for high-achievers, the Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Dean’s Scholar) offers direct entry into the fourth year honours programs. For those seeking a challenge, the advanced degree will give you opportunities to go beyond the classroom and to take it as far as you want to go. In addition to the scientific training available in the base degrees, you'll have access to a number of special benefits and opportunities including:

  • Research Assistantships (get paid to work alongside leading researchers on their research grants)
  • Vacation scholarships (get paid to work over Summer)
  • Study at an overseas university
  • Honours projects with an external organisation, providing a link with a potential employer 
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Bachelor of Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology at UOW is a practical degree aimed at producing graduates who (i) have the knowledge and skills to understand and develop strategies to minimise the impact of humans on their environment; and (ii) are capable of undertaking postgraduate research to become accomplished conservation biologists.

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Bachelor of Marine Science

The Bachelor of Marine Science is a coursework degree with a broad emphasis on the marine sciences. The program consists of core subjects in each of the three years plus a flexible range of optional subjects. Subjects from across the ranges of relevant disciplines have been included together with a number of specially designed marine subjects.

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Medical Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the application of exciting advances in molecular and cell biology to medicine, agriculture, and the environment. Through modern technologies, such as genetic engineering, biotechnology is shaping diverse aspects of medicine (cancer, vaccine development, therapy and diagnosis of genetic diseases), food production (transgenic plants) and industry (bioremediation). Biotechnology encompasses the rapidly evolving fields of monoclonal antibody technology, proteomics and genetic engineering. A new generation of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, hormones and anti-inflammatory agents is being developed using these technologies.

Advanced Medical Biotechnology

Students who are eligible for this degree fulfil all of the same requirements as Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology candidates but are also eligible for additional benefits and challenges.
In addition to the scientific training available in the base degrees, you'll have access to a number of special benefits and opportunities including:

  • Research Assistantships (get paid to work alongside leading researchers on their research grants)
  • Vacation scholarships (get paid to work over Summer)
  • Study at an overseas university
  • Honours projects with an external organisation, providing a link with a potential employer
View our Medical Biotechnology courses
Last reviewed: 5 July, 2017