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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Course code: #SB001

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $36,600 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    65 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    103743D

Highlights
Field-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2022 2022-01-31
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31

Overview

Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Our environment is facing serious threats. Learn how to conserve it with La Trobe’s Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

If you're passionate about the environment and want the skills and knowledge to make a difference, this could be your degree.

La Trobe's Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology draws on many areas of science, including botany, genetics and zoology. 

You'll learn to apply ecological concepts to the conservation of species and ecosystems and explore the legal framework for conservation.

Your curriculum will cover biology fundamentals – including how organisms, the environment and human populations interact–and climate change and sustainability. 

As you progress in your studies, you'll advance your understanding of conservation issues, learn to use different technologies to collect and process data, and design your detailed conservation management plan. 

You'll be taught by La Trobe experts involved in conservation projects who work with partners in state and federal government departments and non-government organisations such as Bush Heritage and Trust for Nature.

To truly understand wildlife and real-world conservation, you must experience it first-hand. 

So throughout your degree, you'll spend plenty of time immersed in the environment – previous field trip destinations include Wilsons Promontory, Heron Island, Falls Creek, the Mallee, Buchan and the Ovens River. 

These trips will allow you to interact with a range of flora and fauna, apply your knowledge in natural settings and get hands-on experience using remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technology to collect and analyse data.

The practical side of your degree isn't limited to off-campus experiences. 

For example, La Trobe on-campus Wildlife Sanctuary is your very own 30-hectare laboratory, where you can study the behaviour of bat species and mosquito fish and help preserve the natural habitats of species, including the long-nosed potoroo brolga, black wallaby and sugar glider.

With the Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, you can study what you're passionate about. 

In addition to your core biology, conservation and quantitative skills subjects, you can choose from various electivesincluding anthropology, Indigenous studies, and environmental and resource economics – and tailor your study experience to suit your career aspirations.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$43,700

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,316
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,100
Tuition 1 person $36,600

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • Award certificates
  • A key/guide to the grading system/s
  • Syllabus of previously-studied subjects if seeking advanced standing

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

64
12
listening
21
writing
18
speaking
13
reading

PTE

50
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are designed for students who require English language training before commencing tertiary study in Australia.
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (known as ELICOS) include General English and English for further studies (English for Academic Purposes).

English for Further Studies Entry requirements

English LevelIELTSTOEFL (iBT)Pearson'sExit to
EFS 34.5 (minimum writing score 4.5)3430-
EFS 45.0 (minimum writing score 5.0)4036Foundation Studies/ Diploma of Business/Diploma of IT
EFS 55.5 (minimum writing score 5.5)5542Undergraduate degrees/Diploma of Health Sciences/Diploma of Bioscience/Diploma of Engineering/Diploma of Psychology
EFS 66.0 (minimum writing score 6.0)7550Postgraduate programs/Diploma of Media and Communications

Academic background and requirement

To enter La Trobe undergraduate programs, at a minimum, you’ll need to have completed Australian Year 12 (or an accepted international equivalent) with a particular grade. 

Subject Prerequisites:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

 

China:

China National College Entrance Examination (GAOKAO): 65%

China Senior Middle School 3 (Gao San): Not accepted.

 

India:

All Indian Secondary School Certificate: 75%

India State Boards: 75%

 

Foundation Study: 

Foundation Studies is a bridging course to prepare international students for university studies. 

Completing the Foundation Studies program with a 60% grade point average will provide you with a guaranteed pathway into the first year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University. 

Career opportunities

  • Conservation scientist
  • Park ranger
  • Environmental consultant
  • Wildlife research biologist
  • Wildlife officer

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