Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation) and Master of Biological Science
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Master of Biological Science
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR
How to apply
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About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Why study this course?
- Australia faces serious challenges to conserve its threatened fauna and needs skilled graduates to fill positions in state management agencies and an expanding number of conservation NGOs
- Australia's fauna is megadiverse, and Western Australia is home to almost half our animal species
- Our researchers tackle challenges in the laboratory and at field sites across the world, studying plants and animals in both natural and managed environments
You'll learn to
- recognise threatened animal species and the functioning ecosystems they require for their survival
- understand patterns of global biodiversity and the evolutionary history of biodiversity in Australia
- appreciate the relationships between an animal's biology, ecology and physiology and its vulnerability to environmental change
- discuss major threats to biodiversity, their causes, and the management and research to mitigate them
- explain the role of different stakeholders in shaping conservation policy and decision making
- demonstrate the high-level analytical and communication skills necessary for impactful applied science
- gain advanced knowledge in the study of biological systems, using field, experimental laboratory and statistical methodologies
In your first three years, you will complete the Wildlife Conservation (double major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Biological Science. Refer to the example study plan for more information.
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
Your degree options
School of Biological Sciences
Centre for Microscopy Characterisation and Analysis
Providing world-class microscopy and microanalysis facilities and expertise to publicly funded researchers and industry.
Shenton Park Field Station
Dedicated facility supporting plant and animal research