Undergraduate

Zoology

Zoology focuses on the diversity of animals and how they survive, thrive and persist.
75
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Zoology graduates are employed in private sector companies (such as fisheries, aquaculture, resources sector), in government departments (for example, Environment, Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, State Fisheries), in public agencies (such as museums and zoos) and in environment and conservation research agencies (CSIRO), while others may join academic institutions.
Zoology graduates are employed in private sector companies (such as fisheries, aquaculture, resources sector), in government departments (for example, Environment, Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, State Fisheries), in public agencies (such as museums and zoos) and in environment and conservation research agencies (CSIRO), while others may join academic institutions.

Further Study

The course for Honours in Zoology is a blend of coursework and research designed to introduce you to the world of research on animals. You’ll be equipped with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead to habits of critical thinking, problem solving, statistical analysis and effective science communication, which would serve in any leadership role. You'll be guided through each step of your research project.

The combination of formal study and practical experience offered by the course prepares you for entry into postgraduate academic research programs, and into workplaces including but not limited to environmental consultancy or local and national government research agencies. You’ll develop skills of logical and creative thinking and writing through exposure to a range of research projects via seminars, the guided formulation of a research proposal, and the iterative cycle of production–feedback–review–refinement involved in the writing of a research paper. Honours in Zoology can lead to many careers including ecologist/biologist, environmental impact assessor, scientific researcher, science education, flora or fauna officer, government policy writer and consultant, consultant for mining companies, science journalist, laboratory technician or field research officer.

The course for Honours in Zoology is a blend of coursework and research designed to introduce you to the world of research on animals. You’ll be equipped with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead to habits of critical thinking, problem solving, statistical analysis and effective science communication, which would serve in any leadership role. You'll be guided through each step of your research project.

The combination of formal study and practical experience offered by the course prepares you for entry into postgraduate academic research programs, and into workplaces including but not limited to environmental consultancy or local and national government research agencies. You’ll develop skills of logical and creative thinking and writing through exposure to a range of research projects via seminars, the guided formulation of a research proposal, and the iterative cycle of production–feedback–review–refinement involved in the writing of a research paper. Honours in Zoology can lead to many careers including ecologist/biologist, environmental impact assessor, scientific researcher, science education, flora or fauna officer, government policy writer and consultant, consultant for mining companies, science journalist, laboratory technician or field research officer.

Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

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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

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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. 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 requirements 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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


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Course details

The Zoology major will provide you with the opportunity to study animals and their habitats including Western Australia’s unique fauna. These habitats are diverse and range from deserts through to temporary wetlands and rainforests. Zoologists discover the solutions to the problems presented by these habitats.

About the course

This major will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of animal structure and function and the evolutionary processes that have engendered animal diversity.
Zoology

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 15-30 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ZOOLY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Zoology
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 15-30 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ZOOLY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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