Biology

Study biological sciences at the University of Adelaide and place yourself at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry.

Australia is ranked as a top-five global bio-economy.* Learn alongside scientists who lead internationally significant research. They are in pursuit of potential cures for major diseases and seek to better understand, manage and conserve our natural systems and resources.

Join a university that's in the Top 100 worldwide and #1 in South Australia for Marine and Earth Sciences.^

Make us your 1st preference

In any life choice there's two main decision makers: your head and your heart. It's no different as you decide what, and where, you'll study.

At the University of Adelaide, you can satisfy your head AND heart. 
Have it all. HERE and NOW.

Study and career options

Wildlife conservation biology

Fill the demand for skilled experts trained in biodiversity management who understand how to solve challenges in wildlife conservation. Gain experience in ecology, evolutionary biology, landscape ecology, wildlife genetics, endangered species biology and pest management.

Study wildlife conservation biology

Marine biology

Get hands-on in marine and freshwater environments. Master your expertise in the lab, then apply these techniques in the field. Dive into coastal management, evolutionary science and marine ecology.

Study marine biology

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Study tours and experiences

We offer study tours and overseas experiences which aim to boost your science knowledge, confidence and employability.

Study tour details

Stuart Nagel - Grad Dip plant biotechnology + Masters of Philosophy (Plant Breeding)  |  "The structure of the programs demonstrated actual world class research and its ongoing uses, this was what made study so inspiring as you could see the relevance of what you were doing to real word applications and the potential for future careers, not just theoretical applications."

Graduate story

"The structure of the programs demonstrated actual world class research and its ongoing uses. This was what made study so inspiring. You could see the relevance of what you were doing to real word applications and the potential for future careers."

Stuart Nagel - Grad Dip Plant Biotechnology, Master of Philosophy (Plant Breeding)

*KWM Biotech Insights, 2019
^QS University Subject Rankings - Earth and Marine Sciences, 2020


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