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

Indicative Enrolments

142

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

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

72.95

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

80.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

80.00

2019 A levels 4

13

2019 IB Diploma 5

29

2019 QLD OP 6

10

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders 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

Indicative First Year 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 be liable for 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 may increase each year during your studies (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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