Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences

Murdoch University

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.

Course Fee:

International: $98,422

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency


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.

Subjects you can Study:

Biological sciences

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants.


Graduates are eligible for admission to a wide range of professional societies.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00125J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 70 Yes Part time 6 years
Murdoch 70 Yes Full time 3 years
Named after the prominent Australian academic and essayist Sir Walter Murdoch, Murdoch was the second university established in Western Australia. Since the first intake of students in 1975, Murdoch has become a dynamic, modern university with a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.

Murdoch university has three campuses. The main campus is on South Street in Murdoch and is an easy commute from the Perth CBD and Fremantle, whilst the Rockingham and Peel campuses are located further south of Perth. All three campuses are well serviced by public transport, parking and bike racks.

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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