In this course you’ll explore life in all its forms from microorganisms to plants and animals, learning about their evolution, biochemistry, genetics, ecology and behaviour.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
If you’re passionate about biology, studying Biological Sciences will give you extensive training and experience across a broad range of topics. You’ll explore life in all its forms from microorganisms to plants and animals, learning about their evolution, biochemistry, genetics, ecology and behaviour. You’ll be encouraged to ask questions, make observations and solve problems in both laboratory and field settings.
You’ll learn the kind of analysis and observation skills that are in high demand from employers and have the opportunity to take on practical experience as part of your studies. You could get involved as a volunteer, enjoy industry seminars and workshops, or even study overseas as part of your degree.
To expand your career prospects even further, you can combine this degree with another major. Recommended majors include Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Molecular Biology or Marine Science.
Other excellent combinations include Animal Health, Animal Science, Biomedical Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Crop and Pasture Science or Forensic Biology and Toxicology.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biological Sciences
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
Students will not be required to kill any vertebrate animal, although they may be required to work with vertebrate tissues or products. Some collection of invertebrate specimens is required.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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