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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 01-March-2021
Campus:
University of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

With so many options to choose from, the Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) is your opportunity to create a good foundation for your study in the Earth, Chemical, Computational, Human, Life, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Programme overview

If you have a mind for science and you’re keen to keep your options open, then the BSc is the degree for you. With many undergraduate majors in a wide range of subject areas, the BSc will allow you to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise. As well as strongly emphasizing transferable skills to improve your employment opportunities, this programme will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and provide a gateway to independent research. Throughout your undergraduate degree you’ll be taught by knowledgeable scientists, many of whom are major contributors in their field.

Biological Sciences Major

The scope of Biological Sciences is extensive. It covers the structure and function of all living organisms, their relationships and evolutionary origins. It also looks at their interactions, and the physical and chemical worlds around them.

The biological sciences have never been more important for preserving New Zealand’s economic prosperity and the natural biodiversity of our islands in the face of global threats such as climate change and population growth.

Discovery in the biosciences has advanced at breathtaking speed. This has led to a new generation of therapies in health and medicine, sustainable consumer-focused products in agbiotech industries, and novel strategies for the protection of fragile ecosystems.

We teach courses that span the spectrum of biology from atoms and molecules to ecosystems, with each of these areas supported by active research groups and well equipped facilities:

  • Biomedicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genetics
  • Marine, freshwater and animal biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant sciences

If you’re keen to study in an exciting field with a big future, then Biological Sciences is a great choice.

Where can Biological Sciences take you?

Our graduates find employment in government, industries, Crown Research Institutes and the private sector. Areas of work include:

  • Biomedicine, biomedical research
  • Biotechnology, food, brewing, dairy and pharmaceutical industries
  • Conservation, plant protection and quarantine
  • Education, environmental resource management and planning
  • Marine biology, ecology, aquaculture and fisheries
  • Parks, zoo and nursery management

Entry criteria

Secondary school qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

Course variation

01-March-2021 - Grafton Campus

Campus:
Grafton Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 01-March-2021
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