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We prepare students for rewarding careers in biological sciences through extensive field experience and access to state-of-the-art research equipment that’s used in pioneering research across the world. 

Discipline study options

  • Unique student experiences and teaching

    Study tours

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

    Student experiences

    Field-based learning

    Field trips in the School of Biological Sciences span the breadth of ecology and evolutionary biology with many opportunities available for students to undertake course-related field trips in Year 2 and 3 of their degree program. These trips range from two to five days and cover courses related to Animal Identification and Wildlife Conservation, Fresh Water Ecology and Spatial Information and Land Evaluation in the first half of the year, followed by Ecological Issues, Marine Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Field Palaeontology in the second half of the year.   

    Field trips are an essential component of the learning and teaching process, providing hands-on experience, and led by our passionate academic staff. Students gain first-hand knowledge within the course content. 

    Field stations

  • Career opportunities

    Our graduates are in demand in a wide range of areas including: 

    • Conservation of flora and fauna 
    • Environmental management and restoration 
    • Natural resource monitoring and GIS analysis 
    • Biomedical research
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biotechnology... to name a few 
  • Student support and clubs

    Joining a student club is a great way to pursue other interests and meet new people. From sports and hobbies to politics and culture, the University of Adelaide has a wide range of student clubs to consider.   

    We encourage students to share ideas with peers in the following groups: 

  • Scholarships

    The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.  

    Find a scholarship

    Summer research scholarships 

    The scholarships are designed to foster an interest in research by eligible students who might not have yet considered a career requiring an Honours Degree or Higher Degree by Research. 

    Summer Research Scholarships (SRS) are available in all schools and across all fields which means you can explore new research areas and uncover new career pathway. 

    Summer research scholarships