School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

Explore biology at a school ranked top in New Zealand for its research quality.

Our world-class staff can introduce you to biomedical science, biotechnology, conservation biology, evolutionary genetics, marine biology, New Zealand’s endangered species, reproductive biology and more.

There are also opportunities for you to join more than 200 postgraduate students from around the world who are taking part in groundbreaking research and discovery.

Find out more about what we can offer and our state-of-the-art facilities.


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1 September 2015 Impact of Pasifika ancestry on health explained
New findings about the special characteristics of the immune systems of Pasifika people will be presented at a workshop at Victoria University of Wellington this week. Read more
27 July 2015 Island field course wows science students
A week-long biology field trip to Lord Howe Island gave 10 Victoria University science students a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Read more
24 July 2015 Victoria student dances with wolves
A Victoria University science student spent her mid-trimester break in North America getting close with one of the world’s most fearsome predators. Read more

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Summer Courses

BIOL 219: New Zealand Flora and Fauna is offered over November and December 2015.

Alistair Brown, PhD candidate

Alistair Brown’s interest in using bacteria to solve a problem drew him to biology. Now he’s doing research he hopes will lead to the identification of new antibiotics. Watch Alistair’s story.