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The University of Sydney( UniSyd)

Camperdown , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)

If you have a keen interest in animals, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) will give you fundamental and applied knowledge in animal bioscience.

You will acquire a broad overview of both domestic animals and wildlife species, how they interact with their environment, and gain comparative knowledge in fields such as applied biotechnologies, reproduction and nutrition. We will cover animal structure and function in detail and apply innovative approaches and technologies to enhance animal management and welfare. We will also explore animal behaviour and management systems that respect ethical and environmental concerns and promote animal welfare. This industry-oriented, science-based degree will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of veterinary and animal science industries.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) provides you with an all-inclusive appreciation of the multidisciplinary sciences involved in the veterinary and allied animal science industries, including companion animals and wildlife. Alongside the breadth of animal science you can choose a complementary major from a broad range of areas either to specialise or diversify your knowledge and prepare you for dynamic opportunities to work with animals.

Throughout the four years the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you will integrate a second major as well as studies from a range of disciplines involving advanced coursework and cross-disciplinary, community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

You will complete the Animal and Veterinary Bioscience program, which includes the Animal and Veterinary Bioscience major, as part of this stream. You will also study a second major or minor from the Faculty of Science schools below or the shared pool of majors.
School of Chemistry
School of Geosciences (including Geography and Geology and Geophysics)
School of History and Philosophy of Science
School of Life and Environmental Science (including Agriculture, Animal Science, Biology, Ecology, Environment, Food Science and Plant Production)
School of Mathematics and Statistics (including Data Science)
School of Physics 
School of Psychology
School of Veterinary Science

Campus Information


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  • Feb
  • Aug Deadline: Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE Process
5 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our Careers and Employability Office, dedicated to business students, offers a range of opportunities to explore your career options, plan your career, develop your skills, and network with recruiters and employers.

Our Careers and Employability Office offers a specialised career service to students across all of our degree programs. We are committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations and equipping you with the skills to thrive in your career.

Our career services will help you:

plan your career
develop your career decision making skills
tailor your resume and job applications
engage in experiential recruitment activities such as mock interviews and assessment centres
connect with top graduate recruiters and corporate partners through our programs.
We also offer the award-winning free Job Smart program, which enables international students to gain the skills and professional experience to gain employment when they graduate.

Business School students who engage early with career exploration, professional skill development and industry connections are best equipped to make their mark in today's complex and changing professional world.

Getting career ready with the Careers and Employability Office
Students explain how the Careers and Employability Office can help you get career ready throughout your studies.

Start planning your career now
We recommend that you begin your career-planning journey before you enrol and start your degree. Visit the below resources to discover your career options and help you choose the right subjects. 

Graduate Careers Australia provide detailed careers information and profiles across most areas including accounting, consultancy, government, human resources, IT, marketing, and international relations.
MyFuture assists school leavers with exploring career opportunities and different industries. Visit MyFuture to help you narrow down which majors you wish to study at the Business School.
Visit the Careers and Employabilty Office once you enrol. We’re located in the Careers and Student Experience Lounge, Basement Level, Abercrombie Building.

Course opportunities
If you have a high ATAR you may be invited to join our Dalyell Scholars program.

Career Pathways
Agricultural scientist
Animal health and welfare professional
Animal ethicist
Animal nutritionist
Biosecurity researcher
Environmental policymaker
Wildlife population manager
Veterinarian (with further study in our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years Post Study Work Visa Opportunity

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

TOEFL - IBT score - A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

IELTS score - A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score - A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English - A minimum result of 61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band