Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences


We offer students, individuals wishing to upskill, and industry a wide range of world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and services. Our school collaborates closely with several leading research centres, and in association with the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology operates the first dedicated bio-incubator in New Zealand.

Orientation 2019

Received an offer of place for 2019? Find out what you need to do before you arrive, what to expect at your Orientation day and where to go for more support. Read more.

1080 debate | time to face reality

We can't leave our vulnerable native species to fend for themselves while we debate the rights and wrongs of 1080, explains Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng. She shares her thoughts with Newsroom.

Why your office thermostat is sexist

In offices throughout New Zealand, women are shivering at their desks while men are blithely unaware of their female colleagues' discomfort. Dr Jennifer Miles-Chan explains this temperature inequality.

  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    03 December 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.
  • Seeking an MSc student | for fully funded research
    16 November 2018
    Dr Emma Carroll is seeking a suitable candidate for a masters project looking at functional differences in southern right whale genomes linked to population structure and foraging traditions. A background in genomics/genetics and experience with coding would be ideal. Find out more.