St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 079390F
Level of study: Undergraduate
Challenge and develop your critical thinking and analytical skills in this elite four-year program, and prepare yourself for a rewarding career in science research and industry.
The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is a specialised program that provides high-achieving future leaders the opportunity to pursue their scientific passion and gain extensive research experience under the guidance of prominent research scientists and thought leaders.
Throughout your program you’ll work alongside researchers and collaborate with your peers on cutting-edge research projects to challenge your problem-solving capabilities and develop your research, analytical and communications skills.
In first year, a broad range of advanced courses will enhance your interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and practical skills.
You’ll then develop your scientific expertise and technical skills through a core specialisation. Choose from 24 specialist fields from across science and mathematics.
You’ll have the option to complement your specialisation with a major or minor across a broad range of scientific fields, with a choice of 24 majors and 32 minors. Alternatively, diversify your skill set by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.
Your final year will be dedicated to an independent research project in your chosen specialisation. In some cases this may also be combined with advanced coursework to enhance your expertise.
You'll graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership potential and provide a pathway into future research and learning.
Help transform the way we detect disease, develop new treatments or sustainably feed a growing world population.
Study a major in cell biology to deepen your understanding of how cellular, genetic, and evolutionary processes affect everyday life.
Examine key concepts and techniques to understand genetic information and investigate cellular processes and cell development in a range of organisms. You’ll apply microscopic techniques to observe how cells function in healthy and diseased states.
The growing availability of biological data is allowing unprecedented discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology. You'll learn from leading scientists who have contributed to breakthroughs across biotechnology, and animal, plant and medical sciences.
Studying cell biology will equip you for a range of career opportunities within research, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, conservation or government agencies.
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
Biodiversity project officer
Wildlife management officer
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The University of QueenslandSt Lucia Campus
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); Two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), at least one of which must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.