The University of New South Wales has a national and international reputation for quality education and research in many fields of biological, geographical and geological sciences. The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) incorporates these environmentally relevant disciplines enabling the School to offer a comprehensive education in the traditional, mainstream disciplines of Biology, Geography and Geology. This also allows us to provide our students with opportunities for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies, notably in the Marine and Environmental Sciences.

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programs are available to qualified students and cater for a wide array of interests and career paths. An additional 4th Year Honours Program is available to all students who have performed well in earlier years, including students from universities other than UNSW. There is almost no limit to the area of research in Master (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs.


If you are interested in studying Biology, Marine Science, Geology, Ecology, Earth Science, Paleontology, Geography, Climate Science or Environmental Management then look no further than the School of BEES. We provide a fun and exciting student experience and offer an inspiring and rewarding education. To get a glimpse in to the student opportunities available take a look at our undergraduate student experience videos. You should also keep an eye on our upcoming events. Come along to any of our seminars and pay us a visit at the next information day. There is always something happening! Come and find out what we are all about!


Starting university may seem daunting, but don't be nervous. Take some advice from Caitlin Anderson - all those people in your classes are just friends you haven't met yet. Caitlin guides us through her Biology degree, and as you will see, whether you are interested in birds, bats, or bugs; fish or fossils; plants or plankton, UNSW is the place for you. The perfect video about the perfect degree for all aspiring Biologists. 

UNSW Biological Sciences Program - Caitlin Anderson

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