Bachelor of Life Sciences

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

The life sciences domain brings together the biological, environmental and medical sciences into a far-reaching and fascinating field of study. This program will satisfy students' innate curiosity about life, from the way things work at the molecular level, to the study of entire ecosystems. Life Science underpins health and environmental science. Discoveries in the life sciences are integral to the advancement of our world and society. Many students are drawn to the opportunity to study life sciences rather than science's physical or numerical disciplines. Although maths and the physical sciences aren't necessarily part of the degree, there is still the option to study these as electives to broaden and enrich studies. Graduates will leave equipped to enter a wide range of interesting and rewarding careers, both in and beyond the sphere of the life sciences. Besides the many employment opportunities, the degree is a useful pathway to postgraduate study, especially in health and medical fields.


A student will select a major area of study and can combine courses from two or more Science disciplines, or take courses from outside the Science disciplines.


  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Marine Science
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science (depending on chosen area of study)

Study pathways

This program allows for a wide range of complementary studies. Students can use their studies as a transfer into almost any other degree. Those students who excel in life sciences can undertake an Honours research year in a related field after completing their degree. There is also the option to continue into an Honours year by enrolling in a further year of study (program 4500).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington Yes

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