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.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

Take 10 with Professor Ant Poole

Professor Ant Poole's work involves testing the origins of molecular systems by experimentally evolving them. He gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his research into the origins of DNA.

Want to know more about ants?

Did you know that New Zealand has 11 native species of ants? Associate Professor Margaret Stanley is interviewed on Radio New Zealand about her research into ants and tells us all about these tiny critters.

  • 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.