The University of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. It is situated in Kensington, New South Wales, and is ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities and is renowned for the quality of its graduates.
Undergraduate and postgraduate options in BABS
The School BABS offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the modern life sciences to cater for the variety of career paths that students may wish to pursue. The exceptional standard of education within our degree programs is provided by dedicated and experienced staff, with access to the latest scientific equipment and technologies.
UNSW focuses on the interdisciplinary approach to research and training. BABS staff have an international reputation for research in biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, medical bacteriology, virology and bioprocess engineering, and have established collaborative links with industry in Australia and overseas.
BABS academics have been recognised for their teaching expertise at university and state level, and their research output ranks very strongly among the G08 universities. In the first Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) process conducted in 2010, Biological Science at UNSW scored the top level of 5 the two-digit code level.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programs are available to qualified students and cater for a wide array of interests and career paths.
Applications for the 4th Year Honours program may be made by students who have completed a 3 year degree with a credit or better average. This includes students from universities other than UNSW.
The School of BABS offers qualified students combined research and coursework programs: Graduate Diploma and Master of Philosophy; and research-only programs: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MSc) by research.
UNSW was ranked in the top group for all measures for graduate employment in the 2013 Good Universities Guide, achieving 5-star results for student demand, research grants, research intensivity, staff qualifications and cultural diversity. BABS alumni exhibit enormous diversity in careers they have undertaken and the various industries they have ultimately worked in. Click here to review a list of possible career paths after obtaining a qualification from BABS.
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- Undergraduate and Postgraduate FAQs
- UNSW Student Guide - everything you need to know about life as a student at UNSW
- How to apply
- Information for prospective international students
For undergraduate queries, please contact the BSB Student Office.
For postgraduate queries, please contact Kylie Jones, BABS Postgrad Admin Officer at the BABS School Office.