About Biological sciences

All life shares a common ancestor, and so whether your interest is in genetics, ecology, botany, zoology, agriculture, evolution, or the medical, veterinary or other health sciences, it all starts in the same place.

Learn from our renowned researchers, who work on everything from sensory ecology to aquaculture technology and plant pathology.

Gain business, analytical and communication skills which can be applied in the global workforce, alongside many of our alumni.

Discover the Veterinary BioSciences major

Learn about the Veterinary BioSciences major at the University of Melbourne. What will you study, and where will your major take you?

Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Choose your specialty

Choose your specialty

This uniquely collaborative course is yours to personalise – select an area of specialisation and pair it with your choice of professional skill-building subjects.

Future-proof your career

Future-proof your career

Jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine are growing faster than other industries.

World-class facilities

World-class facilities

As a Science student at Melbourne, you’ll have access to our $100 million life sciences building – the most sophisticated of its kind in Australia.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

As part of the my degree, I was able to complete a placement on a neuropsycho-oncology research study at MCRI, which allowed me to see what it would be like to be a neuropsychologist in that field.

Farah Elhassan, Bachelor of Science

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.