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Biological Sciences

Australian National University

24 months
46910 AUD/year
32840 AUD/year
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The Biological Sciences program at the Australian National University is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, and plant sciences. 


The practical classes you-ll take during the Biological Sciences program at the Australian National University build on your traditional technical knowledge while developing your skills in new cutting-edge experimental techniques.

    Learning Outcomes 

  • demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study;
  • apply their knowledge in the discipline to new problems;
  • interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to the discipline;
  • demonstrate theoretical and/or practical skills relevant to techniques and research methodology for  the discipline;
  • critically analyse data within the discipline to reach independent conclusions;
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society;
  • clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats.

Employment Opportunities

A postgraduate degree in biological science will provide you with a solid background to pursue career goals in a range of fields including plant and animal laboratory science, field ecology, industry, agriculture, public and environmental policy.

Our graduates find interesting careers in a range of areas including agricultural biotechnology and plant breeding, clinical or medical research, pharmaceutical companies, biosecurity, environmental policy and biological education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory Seminar in Biological Anthropology
  • Biology, Society and Ethics
  • Big Questions in Biology
  • Health and Disease in a Changing World 
  • Society and Environmental Change
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science
  • Science, Innovation and Public Policy
  • Communicating Science with the Public 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 096439G 

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with at least 8 courses in a cognate area.

Cognate Disciplines

  • Biology, biomedical sciences, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and plant sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46910 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46910 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32840 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
  • Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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