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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 14 years*

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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 14 years*


See why UNE gets the maximum 5 star rating from graduates for Overall Experience year after year.
Number 1 in Overall  Experience  in NSW - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Our innovative Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours is Australia’s only pharmacy degree that can be studied online as well as on campus - UNE was the first university in Australia to offer a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours by distance education.


Our program addresses the changing role of pharmacists in Australia's increasingly collaborative healthcare environment by offering a practice-based approach to teaching, with an emphasis on patient care, rural health issues and the pharmacist as a member of the primary health care team.


The degree integrates scientific rigour and the development of critical thinking skills to produce confident, career ready graduates. Students studying online are required to attend mandatory intensive schools on campus twice a year.


In the fourth or final year of the degree you will be required to undertake approximately 200 hours of clinical placements in both community and hospital pharmacies, of which some placements will be outside normal university trimester times.


This program has been granted accreditation by the Australian Pharmacy Council and is approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a qualification leading to registration as a pharmacist in Australia.


Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides an integrated approach to examining contemporary issues in health and disease. Students gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology.


You may include a variety of other subjects in your program including Bioethics, Biophysics, Medicinal Chemistry, Psychology and the Sociology of Medicine.


Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of biological sciences to provide you with the skills and techniques necessary for solving problems associated with a broad range of issues. In the first year of study students are encouraged to establish a broad science base which allows for flexibility in choosing an appropriate major or majors.


You can choose from a range of majors including Animal Science and Veterinary Studies, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Genetics, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Palaeobiology, Physiology.


Postgraduate Science Degrees

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Science 

The Graduate Certificate in Science and Graduate Diploma in Science provide an opportunity for graduates to upgrade or extend their qualifications in a field of study not covered in depth in their undergraduate studies. Study programs are designed to meet your interests and academic background and involve a combination of coursework selected from a chosen field of study.


Majors in Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Genetics and Regulatory Science are available in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Graduate Diploma in Science.


Master of Scientific Studies

The Master of Scientific Studies is a coursework plus research degree designed to provide specialised training in a specific field of study. The Biomedical Science major provides the opportunity to study topics such as molecular biology and chemistry, clinical biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, immunology and haematology, endocrinology and reproductive physiology, neurobiology, genomic analysis and bioinformatics, clinical neuroscience and human development. Students also complete either a thesis embodying the results of a research project or two mini-research projects.


Majors in Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Genetics and Medicincal Science are available in the Master of Scientific Studies.


Available Courses


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Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.
Course list subject to change

Studying Online

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.


We have three teaching periods (trimesters), giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.


We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

How Does
Online Study Work?


Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (also off-campus, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.


To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, engage with other students, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 



As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • 24/7 Online Tutor Support
  • Academic Skills & Assignment Support
  • Career Development
  • Individual Counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special Needs Office — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability
A small number of units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences – please check the Course & Unit Catalogue for details.

Life On Campus at UNE

Studying on campus in Armidale gives you the traditional university experience, with the added benefit of small class sizes and great access to lecturers. Our Academic staff are passionate about what they teach and are keen to see you succeed.


We have affordable accommodation options that put you right at the heart of the action, giving you maximum independence and access to academic, sporting and social facilities.


Our Residential Colleges give you the benefit of academic and social support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities.


All of this means that you get every opportunity to reach your full potential and get the very best start (plus some great memories along the way).

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Free Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.
  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods


Complete the UNE “MyFutureFinder” and in 10 minutes you’ll have a free, detailed report delivered to your inbox, including a comprehensive profile of your personality, a customised matching of careers to your personality, and finally, the UNE courses that qualify you for those careers.

  • No cost
  • Completed in just 10 minutes - we understand your time is valuable
  • Individualised report based on your unique answers
  • Comprehensive, insightful and useful
  • Plain language explanations
  • Immediate delivery of your report on completion
  • Share and compare with your family and friends

How to Apply

Applications now open for Trimester 1, 2020 (March).

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

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Want to find out more about studying at UNE? Simply provide your name and email address and download our 'Online Course Guide'.
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Contact our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

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