Wildlife Health and Conservation

Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation (MWildlifeHth)

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If you are a life science graduate looking to upskill with training in the veterinary aspects of wildlife health, this course will help you devise wildlife conservation solutions that incorporate environmental, human and domestic animal health.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • M1232
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

  • Course Code

    • M1232
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Wildlife health is no longer an isolated discipline – there is widespread recognition of the One Health concept, which acknowledges the impacts the health of the environment, humans and domestic animal species can have on wildlife conservation. If you’re a graduate of biology, ecology or environmental science, you’ll be able to further your skillset with applied training in the veterinary aspects of wildlife health. This knowledge can be incorporated into conservation and One Health programs in your current role, or roles you are aspiring to.

You’ll learn the practical and theoretical research skills required to work in multidisciplinary teams addressing wildlife health and conservation issues, including disease risk analysis, disease surveillance methods and techniques, and pathology of wildlife.

Choose from special interest topics as your elective units, including a research project or placement, which may be in Australia or overseas. If you’re an international student, you’ll have the scope to pursue a particular interest or area of current activity in your home country.

4 reasons to study Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation at Murdoch

  • Specialise your degree depending on your career goals by choosing from a wide range of electives.
  • Network and improve your employability through placement programs with conservation partners nationally and internationally.
  • Study flexibly, either face to face or completely online and external.
  • Develop job-ready skills through real-world problem based learning addressing contemporary wildlife health issues.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • wildlife pathology including necropsy
  • how to design and analyse your own wildlife health surveillance program
  • ethical capture, restraint and diagnostic sampling for wildlife health
  • understanding how human health, environmental health and domestic animal health affect and are affected by conservation of wildlife
  • disease risk analysis for wildlife translocations and reintroductions.

Your career

You’ll have a broad range of career opportunities with your expertise in wildlife health and disease, particularly in conservation. These include organisations involved in species conservation, recovery, translocation and reintroduction programs including conservation NGOs, government conservation and wildlife departments, zoos, and other not-for-profit wildlife agencies.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

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.

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Special Requirements

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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.

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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.

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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. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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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.

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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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • A typed, signed 500-word personal statement outlining how your work or volunteering experience relates to this course
  • Two referee reports – one academic and one personal
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • A typed, signed 500-word personal statement outlining how your work or volunteering experience relates to this course
  • Two referee reports - one academic and one personal
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae