School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

Biological knowledge is crucial in our day-to-day lives, and for the long term survival of our natural environment. The School of Biological Sciences offers programs that focus on expanding human knowledge and improving our quality of life. Our degrees are current with scientific advances, just as our research centres are at the forefront of international collaborative discovery. We pride ourselves on our strong connection between research, researchers and teaching, and know the importance of ensuring our graduates have the skills that employers require. This is why there is such a strong demand for our graduates amongst Medical Research Institutes.


Why kangaroos really emit such little methane

Researchers investigate methane emissions from Australia’s largest marsupials.

An Australian/Swiss team of scientists has presented the most robust research to date investigating methane emissions from Australia’s largest marsupials, the kangaroos. And their findings have turned previous research on its head.

There has long been debate about just how much methane kangaroos produce -- and now we know due to work led by Dr Adam Munn from the University of Wollongong’s Institute for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions and Professor Marcus Clauss from the University of Zurich’s Clinic of Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife. The research was conducted by PhD student and veterinarian Catharina Vendl at the Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station, University of New South Wales. 

Their findings have just been published online in the influential scientific publication, The Journal of Experimental Biology.

Medical Biotechnology 

Medical Biotechnology Degree
This degree represents an excellent foundation for students considering postgraduate studies in medicine, medical research or other health areas.

Marine Science

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Subjects from across a range of relevant disciplines have been included together with a number of specially designed marine subjects.

Conservation Biology

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A practical degree aimed at producing graduates with the knowledge and skills to understand and develop strategies to minimise impact of humans on their environment.

Biological Sciences

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For those unsure of the area of biology that they wish to specialise in.  This is a flexible degree which can lead to jobs in industry or further study and research. 

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