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    Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology)

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 40,200  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology)


    Explore and interpret the history of life on Earth. Focused on uncovering long-buried secrets that deepen our understanding of how life on Earth evolved, this degree provides you with in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the Australian fossil record in addition to a broad-based foundation in palaeontology and allied disciplines. You will also will develop a range of transferable research, analytical and communication skills.

    • Study the first and only palaeontology named degree in Australasia
    • Learn in our purpose-built Palaeontology Laboratory
    • Combine specialist palaeontology study with biodiversity and conservation, biological diversity, earth and environmental science, and biostatistics
    • Undertake a research project and further advanced level coursework as an honours student


    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirement is comparable to an ATAR of 65, please note that some Flinders programs require higher than a comparable ATAR of 65. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

    Secondary schooling in Australia - using your ATAR

    If you completed your secondary education in Australia with an ATAR, please refer to the international Undergraduate entry requirements (PDF).

    Prerequisite subject requirements

    Some courses may have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite subjects or knowledge in a particular area. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

    Credit for previous university studies is granted at the discretion of the faculty that administers a chosen course. If you are seeking credit or exemption you will need to provide detailed subject outlines of studies completed.

    If you do not meet the necessary academic requirements you may enrol in a Foundation Program at Flinders International Study Centre (FISC).


    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    This degree provides you with the tool-set necessary for palaeontological careers anywhere in the world, whether your interests include working in a museum, evolutionary studies, fieldwork, ecological/environmental research, teaching or science communication.

  • collection manager (palaeontology)
  • resource information officer
  • technical officer
  • senior curator
  • scientific consultant.

  • universities (researcher/teacher)
  • museums (curator/collections manager)
  • science media agencies.
  • Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 40,200 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    Flinders University

    Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology)

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