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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Sciences

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

Extend your knowledge in your specialist area at postgraduate level with our honours programme.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme involves one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science.

After graduating with a BSc(Hons), it’s possible to progress to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. If you achieve First or Second Class First Division Honours in your BSc(Hons), you’ll be eligible for direct possible to a PhD.

Some specialisations may not be available for a Semester Two start.

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences is about the study of life.

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,955) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 July 2023

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,955) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 July 2023

Venue

Newmarket Campus

314-390 Khyber Pass Road,

AUCKLAND,

Newmarket,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have secondary school qualification or equivalent; USA Advanced Placement Exams (AP): 7 (Scores are calculated as an aggregate across all AP exams (minimum of 2 exams and a maximum of 4). Minimum grade of 3 is required in each exam. Results must be US College Board examined and certified. To be considered for entry, applicants must submit AP exam results and a High School Diploma with transcripts from a United States regionally accredited high school with above average grades.)

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with the equivalent of a major in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university, with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked 85th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • 9th in the world in THE University Impact Rankings 2021

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