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.

You will also be exposed to opportunities to engage in ground-breaking international research and discovery.

Te Toki a Rata—Biology's newest building

Our brand new teaching and research facilities opening for Trimester One in 2018.

Biological Sciences

Biological Science is the study of how living organisms work. Learn to apply this knowledge of living things to make life better for humans, and help the environment.

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Available subjects

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell and Molecular Bioscience
  • Molecular Microbiology

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical science is about innovative research into human health. Be at the forefront of discovery—from researching genetics and reproduction, to understanding the cellular and molecular structure of a disease, to searching for a cure.

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Available subjects

  • Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Clinical Research
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry

Ecology and Marine Biology

Take your passion for the natural world to the next level. Explore topics in ecology, marine biology and conservation biology and learn about the vast diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms that live on earth.

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Available subjects

  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Conservation
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    Victoria University of Wellington researcher Dr Michael Jackson has received $25,000 in funding from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme to help commercialise new lures for rat control.

  • New amino acid sensing process has important implications

    A research team led by Professor David Ackerley from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Biological Sciences has discovered a new method of measuring the amino acid glutamine, with implications for medicine, research, and even wine-making.

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Upcoming events

  • 2018 Ecology & Evolution Seminar Schedule

    Join us on Thursdays 12-1pm in MY632 to hear about ecological and evolutionary research being…

    Venue: MY632, Murphy Building