Overview

The Life Sciences degree has been designed for students who seek a generalist degree with an emphasis on the life and health sciences. Life Sciences brings together the biological, environmental and medical sciences, and will appeal to those with an innate curiosity about life – from the way things work at the molecular level to the study of entire ecosystems.

Fields of study include anatomy, biological chemistry, biology, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, marine science, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and psychology. While maths and the physical sciences aren’t necessarily part of the degree, there is still the option to study them as electives to broaden and enrich your studies. The degree is a useful pathway to postgraduate study, especially in the health and medical fields.

Program Code

3966

UAC Code

429050

CRICOS Code

085129B

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Why choose this degree?

You will graduate equipped to enter a wide range of careers, both in and beyond the sphere of the life sciences.

Majors

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Marine Science
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Pharmaceutical and medical research
  • Work health and safety
  • Environmental research
  • Wildlife management

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Earth and Environmental Science (depending on chosen area of study).

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

80.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

80.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

28

2018 QLD OP

10

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$9,359*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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