School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Do you want to learn how to interpret a crime scene? Understand and treat diseases? Or save the environment? 

Whatever inspires you, our school paves the way to a rewarding career where you might make the next scientific discovery or help preserve the environment for future generations.

Study with us

Encompassing a broad range of disciplines, we aspire to be Australia’s best school of life and environmental sciences. Our team of experienced and award-winning teaching staff will give you a learning experience second to none so that you're equipped to get ahead in your career.

Choose to study in one of our disciplines:

Take part in short or long-term workplace initiatives or unpaid internships, practical experience programs and field trips, or learn all about different cultures and other countries by studying or volunteering overseas.

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Are you considering Honours? An Honours degree exposes you to national and international significant research, develops your technical and scientific skills and provides an excellent platform for your future career.

Find out more about studying Honours

Our facilities

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences houses state-of-the-art facilities. These include the purpose-built crime scene house, brand new laboratories, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), an aquaculture research facility and more.

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Our research

Attracting four million dollars annually, our research focuses on national priorities. These are important for future social, economic and environmental development and the wellbeing of Australia and the rest of the world. Much of our research is done in collaboration with government departments, as well as industry and leading international scientists.

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Our partners

Learn about the ongoing partnerships we have with leaders in our field.

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Enviro Seminar

The Deakin Enviro Seminar first began in 2013 and focuses on environmental issues and what we can do to help contribute to solutions. It is proudly hosted by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Find out more about our Enviro Seminar

DeakinEnviro Instagram

Discover environmental science images and videos from our staff and students.

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Contact us

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General enquiries
+61 3 9244 6699
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Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds, Victoria

Warrnambool Campus
Princes Highway
Warrnambool, Victoria

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School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125