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master

Degree

Master of Conservation Biology ( Coursework )

Course code: #463

master

Degree

Master of Conservation Biology ( Coursework )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $31,392 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    097267D

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 17-January-2022 2022-01-17
Spring-July 27-June-2022 2022-06-27
Fall-February 17-January-2023 2023-01-17
Spring-July 27-June-2023 2023-06-27

Overview

Master of Conservation Biology

The Master of Conservation Biology is designed for students who seek further knowledge and skills in the biological sciences, or seek to qualify for a postgraduate research degree.

What you will study

Areas covered include conservation biology, ecological and evolutionary physiology, marine and terrestrial ecology, and fisheries and aquaculture. 

Additional preparatory subjects focus on laboratory work and science communication skills. Candidates with appropriate qualifications and laboratory skills will be awarded credit for these subjects.

This degree

The Master of Conservation Biology is a unique course as it provides you with the opportunity to extend your technical knowledge and use it to determine your competency in the specific discipline before choosing one of the three possible pathways (research or technical or management).

Students who perform at a distinction average (WAM) till 48CP will be able to choose either of the above options.

With the appropriate qualifications and laboratory skills, you can be awarded credit for these preparatory subjects.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$44,392

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,344
Accommodation 1 bed room $13,000
Tuition 1 person $31,392

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
  • Work Experience Documents (If applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

86
17
listening
18
writing
17
speaking
18
reading

PTE

62
54
listening
54
writing
54
speaking
54
reading

Cambridge

176
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Due to the current impacts of COVID-19 on in-person testing centres, UOW is accepting Alternative English tests for 2022 intakes.
The requirements for accepting these tests are:

  1. If standard testing is available in your country, you must use one of these tests
  2. If the standard tests are not available (or only partially available) in your country due to COVID-19 restrictions, UOW will accept
    1. Online IELTS Indicator or
    2. Online TOEFL IBT at Home
    3. PTE Academic Online

English for Tertiary Studies (ETS) is for students who need to improve their English in order to gain admission to undergraduate or postgraduate university study.

Length of study and hours per week

This course is 20-22 hours per week in class tuition for either 4, 6, 12 or 18 weeks depending on your IELTS (or equivalent) score and the score you require for university entry.

CourseMinimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.0 Academic (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entryMinimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.5 Academic or higher (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry
ETS 6Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or EquivalentOverall IELTS of 6.5 Academic (Reading 6.0 or Writing 6.0 but no less than 5.5) or Equivalent
ETS 12Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or EquivalentOverall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent
ETS 18Overall IELTS of 5.0 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or EquivalentOverall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent

Academic background and requirement

A recognized Bachelor of Science degree that includes introductory level subjects in the areas of general biology, ecology, genetics, evolution, physiology and statistics, or equivalent.

Career opportunities

  • Wildlife Technician
  • Conservation or Wildlife Biologist
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Field or Lab Technician
  • Wildlife Researcher
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Wildlife Educator

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