About Us

UNSW Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences examines the natural world from the core of the Earth to its upper atmosphere. We explore the biological and physical world around us and provide a broad education in the environmental sciences. Explore our unique range of disciplines from Biology to Climate Sciences and discover our ground-breaking research.

Study With Us

If you’re interested in studying Biology, Marine Science, Geology, Ecology, Earth Science, Palaeontology, Geography, Climate Science or Environmental Management, then look no further. We offer an exciting student study experience that takes you out of the classroom and places you into the field.

We offer over 50 courses within five major disciplines including Biology, Earth Science, Marine Science, Climate Science and Geography. Explore our course offering and specialise in an area that excites you the most.

We have a diverse range of undergraduate courses across the traditional and mainstream disciplines of Biology, Geography and Geology. Gain insight into the degrees that allow you to study our majors and view a sample of a degree outline.

Develop your research and professional skills in a specific discipline. With honours, you’ll receive close supervision with an academic and upon graduation, you’ll be exposed to new job opportunities. Honours is also a pathway into postgraduate research such as a Masters by Research or a PhD.

View our Master of Marine Science and Management degree and learn how new information systems and legislation are shaping coastal zones and aquatic life. Also view our postgraduate research degree offering including our Doctor of Philosophy, Masters by Research and Master of Philosophy.

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Our Research

Our key research areas include Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Climate Science; Ecosystem Sciences, Marine Sciences and Paleoenvironments and Earth History. Our research centres and facilities enable us to explore and understand the environment and the world around us.

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Student Life

Join our Biological Sciences Society and Geosciences Society and immerse yourself in the vibrant and inclusive student life at UNSW Science. View our list of internships, volunteer opportunities and peer mentoring programs and get the support you need to settle in and succeed.

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Student Life on UNSW Campus
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UNSW Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences engages with high schools and the local community to support the needs of teachers and students. We’re part of Australia’s global university and we create innovative subjects and produce career-ready students. Explore all the ways you can engage with us.

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