UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
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 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:
Marine, freshwater and animal biology
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
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.