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Biological Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
This versatile Biological Science program offered at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology aims to provide students with a broad coverage and a basic understanding of major principles, concepts and technologies of organismal and systems biology, including animal, plant, evolutionary and environmental biology.
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Overview

The flexibility of this major facilitates students in undertaking more elective courses offered by other academic departments such as Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities and Business.

Career Prospects

The emphasis of the Biological Science course offered at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is to equip students with a broad scope of general biological knowledge, which provides students with comprehensive training in transferable skills as well as opportunities in independent learning required for all career paths. Our Biological Science students are armed with strong skills in acquisition of scientific enquiry and critical thinking and the majority of graduates accept jobs requiring interdisciplinary knowledge. Moreover, students will be equipped with strong problem solving skills and analytical skills throughout their science training. A wide range of career options will be available to our Biological Science graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Laboratory for General Biology 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Biodiversity 
  • Plant Biology 
  • Biochemistry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100 
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$: 140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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