Undergraduate

Wildlife Conservation (Double Major)

Focusing on unique Australian fauna, you’ll learn about the processes leading to the exceptional biodiversity that exists today.
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ATAR

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.

Career Pathways

You might pursue a career as a:

  • Wildlife officer
  • Fauna consultant
  • Graduate research officer
  • Conservation biologist
  • Zookeeper
  • Zoologist

You might pursue a career as a:

  • Wildlife officer
  • Fauna consultant
  • Graduate research officer
  • Conservation biologist
  • Zookeeper
  • Zoologist
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Alt content Conservation Biologist Alt content Zoologist Alt content Wildlife Biologist Alt content Environmental Consultant
This course could lead to these

Further Study

You might consider further studies:

You might consider further studies:

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$115,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$120,300.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

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.

Minimum entry requirements

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

Admission requirements

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

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you can take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods 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.

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

Focusing on unique Australian fauna, you’ll learn about the processes leading to the exceptional biodiversity that exists today, the threats facing this biodiversity and the management strategies and policies that can be used to limit, and in some cases reverse, the impact of these threats. You’ll be immersed in nature both in the classroom and out in the field. 

About the course

The Wildlife Conservation double major allows you to study animals with a special emphasis on understanding their relative conservation status and options for recovering viable populations of threatened species.
Wildlife Conservation (Double Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-WLCDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Wildlife Conservation (Double Major)
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-WLCDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • 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
  • UWA is ranked first in Australia and 31st in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2019)

You'll learn to

  • recognise threatened animal species and the functioning ecosystems that they require for 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
Ranked 1st in Australia and 34th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020)

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Student story

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Student story
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Alumni Story

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Alumni Story
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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:

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.
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

Research

Testing a new place for Western Swamp Tortoises in a changing climate

Western swamp tortoise

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.