School of Biological Sciences

Photo: Tane Sinclair-Taylor
Photo: Tane Sinclair-Taylor

Our vibrant community of life scientists deliver world-class research and teaching within a broad range of fundamental biological disciplines. Find out more about us.

COVID-19 advice: latest information

If you’re part of the School of Biological Sciences community,  or plan to visit us on campus, please be aware of the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) advice.

The University is working as quickly as possible to respond to the situation as it evolves, and to plan for further developments.

We’re here to support our staff, students, partners and clients, and urge you to stay safe and well by following government and medical authority advice.

Global research leaders

UQ consistently scores highly in international rankings. According to the latest Center for World University Rankings by Subject, we're ranked:

  • #1 for biodiversity conservation
  • #3 for marine and freshwater biology
  • #6 for ecology
  • #6 for environmental sciences.

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Student opportunities

Undertake a research project to broaden your skillset, deepen your knowledge and prepare for further scientific study.
Learn from world-class academics and industry experts in our streamlined conservation degrees for postgraduates.
Explore Australia's unique environments, and the science behind them, in our tailored courses for international students.