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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Conservation Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Master the scientific methods used to analyse, quantify and make decisions about conservation.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5597, 082609K
Intake Months
Jul
International Fees
$60,024 per year / $90,036 total

About this course

The Master of Conservation Science 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 two academic years in just 18 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. And, in addition to advanced-level coursework, you'll complete more than a month of field work at unique sites, including subtropical rainforests, national parks, outback Australia, UQ's Heron Island and Moreton Bay research stations, and the Solomon Islands.

Choose between the research and coursework pathways. Once you complete 12 courses, you can apply for admission to complete a major four-month research project, or opt to complete four additional courses to finish your degree.

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
  • Pest management researcher
  • Natural resources manager
  • Policy developer
  • Environmental sustainability manager
  • National parks and wildlife officer
  • Agribusiness consultant
  • Zoologist
  • Bush regeneration consultant
  • Ecotourism manager