Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation) and Master of Biological Science

Help preserve our ecosystems and protect the future of wildlife through conservation of our threatened animals and their environments. 
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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Fees and scholarships

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Admission requirements

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.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Mathematics requirement

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

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete a double major in Wildlife Conservation, and some units from the Master of Biological Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Conservation, or continue with the Master of Biological Science and be awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Biological at the end of the four years.
 

About the course

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.
Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation) and Master of Biological Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM005
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation) and Master of Biological Science
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM005
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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
 

 

Undergraduate study at UWA

Wildlife Conservation (Double Major)

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.

Develop your employability skills through a science work placement. The following units are available to all science undergraduate students who are looking to gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience:

Your degree options

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School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is advancing our understanding of the Earth’s living organisms and creating sustainable futures through conservation.

Centre for Microscopy Characterisation and Analysis

Providing world-class microscopy and microanalysis facilities and expertise to publicly funded researchers and industry.

The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis has expert academic, technical and professional staff who support the full user pathway from initial project discussion and planning, through to application of cutting-edge characterisation and analytical techniques, assistance with data interpretation, and publication.

 

Visit the CMCA website

Facility

Shenton Park Field Station

Dedicated facility supporting plant and animal research

Facility

The Shenton Park Field Station is a centrally located large scale agricultural research facility that caters to the broader scale experiments with less reliance on artificial conditions. Being 7 kilometres from the Crawley Campus and the ability to grow out large scale crop, pasture, horticultural or native plants gives a real world perspective.

 

Visit the SPF webpage