Undergraduate

Zoology

Zoology focuses on the diversity of animals and how they survive, thrive and persist.
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Telephone

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1800 653 050

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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

Zoology graduates are employed in private sector companies (such as fisheries, aquaculture, resources sector), in government departments (for example, Environment, Parks and Wildlife, 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, Parks and Wildlife, 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

Students with a Zoology major can pursue further studies at honours level and/or at master's level. A master's degree can be studied either by coursework or coursework and dissertation. Available specialisations include Zoology, Conservation Biology, Ecology or Marine Biology.
Students with a Zoology major can pursue further studies at honours level and/or at master's level. A master's degree can be studied either by coursework or coursework and dissertation. Available specialisations include Zoology, Conservation Biology, Ecology or Marine Biology.

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
$8,449.00
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

A major in Zoology introduces you to the fascinating diversity of animals and their interactions with each other and their environments. You will develop an understanding of the forces that have shaped animal groups into highly structured ecosystems and communities. Zoology underpins society's interest in conservation and marine science, including major contributions to current research in fisheries and ecosystem management.

About The Course

Animals live everywhere from deserts to wetlands, rivers and rainforests to the sea. Zoology provides an understanding of how structure and function, physiology, reproduction and behaviour enable animals to live in these habitats. Zoology also covers population and community ecology, molecular genetics and the evolutionary processes behind animal diversity, blending theory and practicals, using animals and ecosystems from WA as examples.
Zoology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
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 2017
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
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])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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