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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Conservation Biology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Master the the science of conservation, ecology and biodiversity to find effective solutions in securing the world's biological diversity.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
5551, 077443C
Intake Months
Jul
International Fees
$60,024 per year / $60,024 total

About this course

The Master of Conservation Biology program will show you how to use science to support conservation strategies and policies. It integrates conservation, ecology and biodiversity - with a focus on the problems of restoring and maintaining viable populations of animal and plant species, and natural and managed ecosystems - so you can better confront complex conservation problems.

This program is taught by world-class experts, in an intensive mode that allows you to complete the equivalent of one and a half academic years in just 12 months.

You'll deepen your understanding of all aspects of biodiversity and conservation, environmental philosophy, national and international conservation policy, and systematic conservation decision-making processes. In addition to advanced-level coursework, you'll complete more than a month of fieldwork at unique sites, including subtropical rainforests, national parks, outback Australia, UQ's Heron Island and Moreton Bay research stations, and the Solomon Islands.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study at UQ, the world's leading university for biodiversity conservation research.
  • Gain a comprehensive education in the ecosystems and evolutionary potential of the world's flora and fauna.
  • Complete field work at unique sites and research stations.
  • Deepen your understanding of all aspects of biodiversity and conservation, environmental philosophy, national and international conservation policy.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Endangered species ecologist
  • Biodiversity educator
  • National parks and wildlife officer
  • Natural resources manager
  • Policy developer
  • Agribusiness consultant
  • Zoologist
  • Bush regeneration consultant
  • Ecotourism manager
  • Environment and sustainability consultant