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Developmental Biology

Bachelor of Science

Be at the forefront of advances in modern medicine. Study developmental biology and learn how organisms are formed from a single cell.

Understanding human and animal development is fundamental to medicine and biomedicine.

State-of-the-art medical therapeutic strategies are built on innovative discoveries from developmental biology, including stem cells, cell engineering, artificial organs, 3D printing and tissue regeneration.

Developmental biology is key to understanding health and disease. It consolidates knowledge from anatomy, physiology, genetics, molecular biology and pharmacology to provide students with an integrated understanding of human development.

Learn from leading researchers and apply your theoretical knowledge in the laboratories where medical breakthroughs are taking place.

You'll be prepared for a range of career opportunities within health, science, research or academia. You’ll have the specialist knowledge and skills required to progress into further study in the field medicine or a research-based honours program.


1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2024

31 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Pathologist
  • Research assistant
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical technician
  • Senior biology teacher

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Genes, Cells & Evolution
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Differentiation and Development
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

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