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Bachelors of Science / Laws (Honours)

Overview

With this dual program, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to make a difference in today's science and technology driven economy, and prepare yourself for jobs of the future with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the law.

Under this dual program, you'll develop highly sought after technical expertise, combining the study of your chosen science discipline with a practical grounding in legal theory.

As a Bachelor of Science student, you'll be able to make flexible choices from a broad set of courses which give you the foundation to focus on a specialised major by your third year. You'll get to choose from an array of disciplines across all contemporary fields of scientific endeavour. 

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is designed to develop your high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional skills you can transfer across a wide range of careers. You'll be taught in small group settings and seminar-style learning spaces, specifically refurbished for law students. The Laws program includes a core of prescribed courses and a range of electives. Compulsory areas include contracts, torts, criminal law, equity and property.

When you graduate, you'll have an internationally respected honours qualification in Laws and advanced knowledge and skills in your chosen science discipline, setting you apart in a competitive job market while also providing a pathway to future research or learning.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
731401
Program Code
2366
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46128 (indicative per year)
Duration
5.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
731401
Program Code
2366
CRICOS Code
082619G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Access innovative teaching and research spaces in facilities that are among the best in the world.
  • Learn in a top-tier laws program which blends active learning and engagement with theoretical knowledge and real-world skills.
  • Study at an internationally renowned school, known for excellence and impact in teaching and research.
  • Fulfil the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia.

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Community laws officer
  • Compliance coordinator

Graduate salary

Law & paralegal studies (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society

Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science.

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
29840

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; reading 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listen 19, read 19, write 27, speak 23

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listen 54, read 54, write 64/6

Pearsons - Overall 72, listen 60, read 60, write 72, speak 72

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in Writing and Speaking

CES - Overall 185, listening 169, reading 169, writing 185, speaking 185

OET is not accepted

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

There is no mid-year intake into the LLB.

Additional application information

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

A semester 2 intake is available to eligible international students.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Science/BLaws (Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median2 / 982 / 98
Lowest4 / 952 / 97

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

619.35%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
2270.97%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

00%

Total

31100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Archaeological Science

Expand your knowledge of geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology.

In this major, you'll examine key developments in human evolution, civilisation and our relationship with the world around us.

You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through a combination of theory-based and practical learning. This includes participating in lab and field-based research projects to gain experience in surveying, excavation and scientific analysis.

Future work includes positions in museums, consultancies, government departments, cultural centres, law enforcement, educational and research institutions.

View

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore and understand the chemical basis of life with this fascinating major relevant to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.

View

Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

View

Biomedical Science

Learn how to not only diagnose medical conditions, but also research better ways to treat, cure and prevent them with this major which allows you to choose from specialised electives

Graduates can find positions within industry, government, not-for-profit organisations, or academia.

View

Biophysics (Dual Major)

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like physics, chemistry, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry and structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

View

Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of chemical science, which exploits the strong connections between chemistry and the biological sciences, materials sciences and nano-science.

As a graduate, you can find careers in pharmaceutical and medical research, biotechnology, materials manufacturing or research and development.

View

Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major.

You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever changing world.

This major leads to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

View

Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)

Explore the overlapping fields of biochemistry and molecular biology in a dual major that will teach you how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and much more.

You can find work in computational modelling in a range of industries, or work as a research biochemist or molecular biologist in pharmaceutical development laboratories in universities or research institutes.

View

Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to improving world health with this challenging yet rewarding dual major.

As part of your study, you'll learn why and how processing large amounts of data and creating accurate models is essential to understanding human health and disease.

A major in Biomedical Science is an established pathway for graduate entry to the Doctor of Medicine and other health programs. Combined with computational modelling, you can forge a career in diagnostic or research laboratories; biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and government departments.

View

Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)

Like to use powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules?

In this dual major, you'll learn how to perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and develop skills to solve real challenges in the chemical sciences.

This dual major can lead to careers in government or advisory organisations, research and/or inventor where you will apply your theoretical expertise and innovation to complex problems and the creation of new technologies.

View

Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)

Discover and learn more with this dual major that provides insights into the science of computers, as well as science with computers.

You'll also examine areas including software, information systems and management, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.

Career paths lead to roles within the health and scientific industries, retail industries, government sectors.

View

Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)

How does the biosphere respond to the effects of human activity?

With this dual major you can create computer programs to better help environmental management, and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

Career paths can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, private sector, environmental impact assessment consultancies or postgraduate study.

View

Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)

Be involved in just some of the processes leading to exciting discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.

You could also contribute to solving significant challenges in genetics.

Combined with computational modelling graduates can find work in industries ranging from ecology and genome research, diagnostic or research laboratories to medicine and agriculture.

View

Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)

Learn how to plan for sustainable futures in both natural and built environments with this compelling dual major.

You'll covers climate change and its major effects, such as water scarcity and the planet's loss of biodiversity.

This dual major sees graduates in high demand for roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation, ecotourism, planning the delivery of human services, environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and pollution control, teaching and research, meteorology and Geographic Information Systems.

View

Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)

There are many aspects to this dual major. They include understanding how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Career paths can lead to analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies, as international contractors, or in government or research agencies as geoscientists, hydrologists, geophysicists, or environmental planners.

View

Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)

UQ has the largest marine research facilities of any Australian tertiary institution.

This dual major lets you combine the exploration and understanding of unique marine environments with learning state-of-the-art technologies.

Graduates can seek job opportunities in engineering and consulting companies, fishing and aquaculture industries, food technology, marine parks, ecotourism, marine resource development, marine science institutes, museums, oil companies, pharmacology, teaching, universities and wildlife conservation.

View

Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)

Imagine if you could predict the behaviour of financial markets, or simulate the origins of our universe?

Anything's possible as you learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, and perform quantitative analysis of scientific challenges using computers.

This dual major leads to a broad range of career opportunities in operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management, and in industries such as environmental, physical and biomedical sciences, engineering, defence, teaching, research, animation, or transport and logistics.

View

Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)

Microbiology continues to pose big questions for science, with many answers now found by being able to analyse large amounts of data.

In this dual major, you'll learn how sophisticated computers can help explain the almost invisible world of microscopic living organisms.

Graduates typically work in universities, biotechnology companies, and agricultural, medical and veterinary institutes, the food and beverage industry, hospitals or government agencies.

View

Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to the fields of nanotechnology, quantum technology and bio-photonics by undertaking this dual major.

The skills you learn and develop could provide new insights into a range of physics problems.

Career paths can lead to roles within education, finance, engineering, computing, government research and management, science communication, the health and medical sector.

View

Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)

The study of plant science contributes to areas of major importance, including sustainable food, global warming and alternative fuels.

With this dual major, the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

You will be in demand by employers such as universities, government departments, research institutes, laboratories, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

View

Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)

Can computers understand how the brain creates and retrieves memories?

Learn about developing realistic mathematical models and simulations using computers which can provide answers to a broad range of questions in psychology.

A combination of computational science and psychology studies provides a competitive edge in professions such as human resources, mental health, counselling and corrective services.

View

Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)

Learn from history to shape the future. This dual major teaches how statistics can help us better understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical information.

You will be in high demand in business, industry and government, working in quality control, and product development and improvement. There are also excellent employment opportunities in many scientific, medical, environmental, defence and agricultural agencies.

View

Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)

Climate change could affect animal evolution and diversity.

Take more than a stand on the issue by taking on this dual major and developing skills which address and provide answers to world problems in zoology.

Graduates can seek roles in laboratories, government, national parks, museums, zoos and conservation authorities, with medical laboratories and in education institutions.

View

Computer Science

Computer scientists discover and develop new ways for computers to operate.

As a field, Computer Science predates modern computing, and encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. 

Career paths can lead to employment in health and scientific industries, retail industries, finance and commerce sectors and government sectors.

View

Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are an important part of this major.

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry, community and non-government organisations.

View

Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)

Take a scientific approach to the study of food. You'll learn every aspect of the food system, from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected, consumed and influences health.

Food is the largest industry in the world, so graduates can work almost anywhere in nutrition, food science and technology, education, research and development.

View

Food Science and Technology

Help develop improved food products for the world's growing population.

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary field that teaches you about the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food, and how to apply your knowledge.

Graduates can gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries, or develop new foods, processes and packaging to optimise food quality.

View

Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

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Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical-thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues faced in today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.

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Geological Sciences

Learn scientific techniques to sustainably manage the Earth’s minerals, energy sources or natural resources.

You’ll learn how remote-sensing technologies and geographical information science (GIS) software are used for field mapping, data analysis, and data modeling.

Study mineral and rock analysis, economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, environmental geology, marine geology, palaeobiology or geochemistry. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, fieldwork, and specialised seminars.

You’ll be equipped to kick-start your career in the mining sector, natural resource management, and exploration for energy resources or environmental planning with engineering companies.

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Marine Biology (Extended Major)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

This major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

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Marine Science

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

Microbiology can open up careers in research with universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

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Physics

Undertake this major and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, physiology and biotechnology.

Use your knowledge to become a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

View

Psychology

Enjoy the study variety of this large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields as diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

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Public Health

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

What you learn can take you into roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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Zoology

This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Archaeological Science

Expand your knowledge of geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology.

In this major, you'll examine key developments in human evolution, civilisation and our relationship with the world around us.

You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through a combination of theory-based and practical learning. This includes participating in lab and field-based research projects to gain experience in surveying, excavation and scientific analysis.

Future work includes positions in museums, consultancies, government departments, cultural centres, law enforcement, educational and research institutions.

View

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore and understand the chemical basis of life with this fascinating major relevant to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.

View

Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

View

Biomedical Science

Learn how to not only diagnose medical conditions, but also research better ways to treat, cure and prevent them with this major which allows you to choose from specialised electives

Graduates can find positions within industry, government, not-for-profit organisations, or academia.

View

Biophysics (Dual Major)

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like physics, chemistry, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry and structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

View

Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of chemical science, which exploits the strong connections between chemistry and the biological sciences, materials sciences and nano-science.

As a graduate, you can find careers in pharmaceutical and medical research, biotechnology, materials manufacturing or research and development.

View

Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major.

You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever changing world.

This major leads to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

View

Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)

Explore the overlapping fields of biochemistry and molecular biology in a dual major that will teach you how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and much more.

You can find work in computational modelling in a range of industries, or work as a research biochemist or molecular biologist in pharmaceutical development laboratories in universities or research institutes.

View

Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to improving world health with this challenging yet rewarding dual major.

As part of your study, you'll learn why and how processing large amounts of data and creating accurate models is essential to understanding human health and disease.

A major in Biomedical Science is an established pathway for graduate entry to the Doctor of Medicine and other health programs. Combined with computational modelling, you can forge a career in diagnostic or research laboratories; biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and government departments.

View

Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)

Like to use powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules?

In this dual major, you'll learn how to perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and develop skills to solve real challenges in the chemical sciences.

This dual major can lead to careers in government or advisory organisations, research and/or inventor where you will apply your theoretical expertise and innovation to complex problems and the creation of new technologies.

View

Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)

Discover and learn more with this dual major that provides insights into the science of computers, as well as science with computers.

You'll also examine areas including software, information systems and management, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.

Career paths lead to roles within the health and scientific industries, retail industries, government sectors.

View

Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)

How does the biosphere respond to the effects of human activity?

With this dual major you can create computer programs to better help environmental management, and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

Career paths can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, private sector, environmental impact assessment consultancies or postgraduate study.

View

Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)

Be involved in just some of the processes leading to exciting discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.

You could also contribute to solving significant challenges in genetics.

Combined with computational modelling graduates can find work in industries ranging from ecology and genome research, diagnostic or research laboratories to medicine and agriculture.

View

Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)

Learn how to plan for sustainable futures in both natural and built environments with this compelling dual major.

You'll covers climate change and its major effects, such as water scarcity and the planet's loss of biodiversity.

This dual major sees graduates in high demand for roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation, ecotourism, planning the delivery of human services, environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and pollution control, teaching and research, meteorology and Geographic Information Systems.

View

Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)

There are many aspects to this dual major. They include understanding how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Career paths can lead to analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies, as international contractors, or in government or research agencies as geoscientists, hydrologists, geophysicists, or environmental planners.

View

Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)

UQ has the largest marine research facilities of any Australian tertiary institution.

This dual major lets you combine the exploration and understanding of unique marine environments with learning state-of-the-art technologies.

Graduates can seek job opportunities in engineering and consulting companies, fishing and aquaculture industries, food technology, marine parks, ecotourism, marine resource development, marine science institutes, museums, oil companies, pharmacology, teaching, universities and wildlife conservation.

View

Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)

Imagine if you could predict the behaviour of financial markets, or simulate the origins of our universe?

Anything's possible as you learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, and perform quantitative analysis of scientific challenges using computers.

This dual major leads to a broad range of career opportunities in operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management, and in industries such as environmental, physical and biomedical sciences, engineering, defence, teaching, research, animation, or transport and logistics.

View

Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)

Microbiology continues to pose big questions for science, with many answers now found by being able to analyse large amounts of data.

In this dual major, you'll learn how sophisticated computers can help explain the almost invisible world of microscopic living organisms.

Graduates typically work in universities, biotechnology companies, and agricultural, medical and veterinary institutes, the food and beverage industry, hospitals or government agencies.

View

Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to the fields of nanotechnology, quantum technology and bio-photonics by undertaking this dual major.

The skills you learn and develop could provide new insights into a range of physics problems.

Career paths can lead to roles within education, finance, engineering, computing, government research and management, science communication, the health and medical sector.

View

Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)

The study of plant science contributes to areas of major importance, including sustainable food, global warming and alternative fuels.

With this dual major, the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

You will be in demand by employers such as universities, government departments, research institutes, laboratories, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

View

Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)

Can computers understand how the brain creates and retrieves memories?

Learn about developing realistic mathematical models and simulations using computers which can provide answers to a broad range of questions in psychology.

A combination of computational science and psychology studies provides a competitive edge in professions such as human resources, mental health, counselling and corrective services.

View

Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)

Learn from history to shape the future. This dual major teaches how statistics can help us better understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical information.

You will be in high demand in business, industry and government, working in quality control, and product development and improvement. There are also excellent employment opportunities in many scientific, medical, environmental, defence and agricultural agencies.

View

Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)

Climate change could affect animal evolution and diversity.

Take more than a stand on the issue by taking on this dual major and developing skills which address and provide answers to world problems in zoology.

Graduates can seek roles in laboratories, government, national parks, museums, zoos and conservation authorities, with medical laboratories and in education institutions.

View

Computer Science

Computer scientists discover and develop new ways for computers to operate.

As a field, Computer Science predates modern computing, and encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. 

Career paths can lead to employment in health and scientific industries, retail industries, finance and commerce sectors and government sectors.

View

Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are an important part of this major.

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry, community and non-government organisations.

View

Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)

Take a scientific approach to the study of food. You'll learn every aspect of the food system, from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected, consumed and influences health.

Food is the largest industry in the world, so graduates can work almost anywhere in nutrition, food science and technology, education, research and development.

View

Food Science and Technology

Help develop improved food products for the world's growing population.

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary field that teaches you about the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food, and how to apply your knowledge.

Graduates can gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries, or develop new foods, processes and packaging to optimise food quality.

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Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

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Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical-thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues faced in today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.

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Geological Sciences

Learn scientific techniques to sustainably manage the Earth’s minerals, energy sources or natural resources.

You’ll learn how remote-sensing technologies and geographical information science (GIS) software are used for field mapping, data analysis, and data modeling.

Study mineral and rock analysis, economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, environmental geology, marine geology, palaeobiology or geochemistry. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, fieldwork, and specialised seminars.

You’ll be equipped to kick-start your career in the mining sector, natural resource management, and exploration for energy resources or environmental planning with engineering companies.

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Marine Biology (Extended Major)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

This major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

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Marine Science

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

Microbiology can open up careers in research with universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

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Physics

Undertake this major and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, physiology and biotechnology.

Use your knowledge to become a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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Psychology

Enjoy the study variety of this large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields as diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

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Public Health

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

What you learn can take you into roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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Zoology

This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $46,128

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

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HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,246

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

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Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) is 731401.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) is 2366.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit