Biological Science – Conservation Biology, Master in Australia

The University of Western Australia

Study in:Australia
Deadline: 1 June 2019


Western Australia (WA) is a marine and terrestrial biodiversity hot spot. Up to 80 per cent of the region’s plants, marine fish and invertebrates are unique to the area. This makes WA the ideal living laboratory for studies in biological science.When you graduate from the Master of Biological Science – Conservation Biology from The University of Western Australia you will have the ability to integrate advanced knowledge of species biology and ecology to assess their vulnerability to environmental change, as well as have the ability to design, execute, analyse and report on field and/or laboratory projects.

You’ll gain an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • Conservation Biology
  • Integrated Topics in Genetics
  • Data Use in the Natural Sciences
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
  • Origins, Evolution and Conservation of Biodiversity
  • Managing Threatened Species
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Decision Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
  • Sampling Techniques in Wildlife Research
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Modelling Natural Systems

Academic Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor’s degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

CRICOS: 074948B


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.

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