Graduate Certificate in Science (Biological Sciences specialisation)

This course is covered by the Higher Education Relief Package and is discounted from $5,000 to $2,500.

(Not available in 2021)

The fully online Graduate Certificate in Science (Biological Sciences specialisation) will give you the ability to integrate advanced knowledge of species biology and ecology to assess their vulnerability to environmental change and how they can be managed, conserved and restored.

You will be taught by leading academics in the field and have the opportunity to develop strong industry and professional links to increase your career opportunities upon completion.

This certificate can also be used as credit into our Master of Biological Science, which will provide the opportunity to further develop the skills learnt to become a leader in the field. The master’s degree also provides an opportunity for you to undertake a research project.

To apply for the Biological Science specialisation, select 74250 Graduate Certificate in Science in our application portal.

Start date
24 July 2020
Study mode
$5,000 Discounted to $2,500 until 24 July
Course code


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What you'll learn

In-demand skills in analysing and managing big data.

How big data is leading to advances in biology and medicine.

Advanced communication, problem solving and technical research skills.

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Why study this course?

  • Get a semester head start towards the Master of Biological Science.
  • Take a step towards a job in a field you’re passionate about.
  • Utilise UWA’s strong links with industry and professional networks to increase your career opportunities upon completion.

What's next after this course?

Future study
This graduate certificate can serve as an entry pathway to a Master of Biological Science.
Career outcomes
  • Conservation officer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Research associate

Course Structure

Conservation Biology Specialisation

The Conservation Biology specialisation focuses on the ecology, conservation, evolution and management of plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they occur.


Marine Biology Specialisation

The Marine Biology specialisation focuses on the ecology, conservation and management of marine ecosystems, with particular reference to the importance of the biological and physical processes that occur in and shape the ecosystems in the temperate regions of Western Australia.


Zoology Specialisation

The Zoology specialisation provides an advanced understanding of the structure, function, development, ecology and evolution of animals, with particular reference to the fauna of Western Australia.