Get the technical skills and knowledge you need to help manage and preserve fragile ecosystems and endangered species and communities.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Studying Conservation and Wildlife Biology will teach you the technical skills and knowledge that you need to help manage and preserve fragile ecosystems and endangered species and communities. You will achieve this through studies in ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology and conservation and wildlife management. You will be immersed in wildlife research through case studies and field experience and gain an understanding of the social, political and economic context in which conservation policy is developed.
You can get involved in MUENSA (Murdoch University Environmental Students’ Association), join professional associations such as the Ecological Society of Australia as a student member, volunteer for conservation projects and support clubs such as the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club. As part of your studies you can experience even more of the natural world by studying overseas through Murdoch’s Exchange Program.
Depending on the career you would like to pursue, you could expand your prospects with a double major. This degree makes an excellent double major with Animal Health, Biological Sciences, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Molecular Biology or Sustainable Development.
When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and experience you need to take on challenging roles in wildlife ecology, landscape and vegetation management, biodiversity conservation, animal biology and park management. With the right combination of units, you could also work in the fields of environmental education, journalism or law.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Students undertaking units in Conservation Biology will not be required to kill any vertebrate animal but they will be required to work with fresh tissue from dead animals in certain units.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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