Undergraduate

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology is the science that studies the living world and its biological diversity in order to manage and protect it. At UWA, we envision to empower you with the skills and enthusiasm necessary to preserve species and ecosystems for future generations.
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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 opportunities.

Career Pathways

Conservation Biology graduates are employed by government agencies (e.g. Department of Parks and Wildlife, CSIRO), botanic gardens and zoos, conservation-related industries (e.g. WWF, Greening Australia, WA Museum, Gondwana Link etc.), universities (teaching and research) and a variety of other organisations (e.g. mining industry, local government, private companies, community and natural resource management groups).
Conservation Biology graduates are employed by government agencies (e.g. Department of Parks and Wildlife, CSIRO), botanic gardens and zoos, conservation-related industries (e.g. WWF, Greening Australia, WA Museum, Gondwana Link etc.), universities (teaching and research) and a variety of other organisations (e.g. mining industry, local government, private companies, community and natural resource management groups).

Further Study

You could pursue further studies at honours level or at master's level. A master's degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Marine and Coastal Management, Zoology or Environmental Management) or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Conservation Biology or Environmental Science).
You could pursue further studies at honours level or at master's level. A master's degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Marine and Coastal Management, Zoology or Environmental Management) or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Conservation Biology or Environmental Science).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. 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 your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,374.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$7,699.00 - $9,050.00

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

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$35,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$105,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

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 UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

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

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications 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

The field of conservation biology has emerged over the last 35 years in response to the alarming worldwide loss of biodiversity. Conservation biologists try to prevent species or population extinctions by integrating knowledge on the biology and ecology of species with natural resource management, social sciences and economics. The Conservation Biology major equips you with the theoretical foundations underlying modern conservation science while developing your communication and problem-solving skills through a mixture of theoretical and applied classes.

About The Course

The major has been developed in consultation with local conservation industry to provide students with the relevant skills and knowledge to succeed in future careers.
Conservation Biology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CONBI
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (Bsc), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
Conservation Biology
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CONBI
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (Bsc), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSBS
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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