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Conservation Biology

Victoria University of Wellington

12 months
39655 USD/year
10592 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Human impact, loss of biodiversity and a growing awareness of environmental change make conservation biology more important every day. The Conservation Biology programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

Wellington is an international hot spot for biodiversity and studying with the School of Biological Sciences you'll learn from world leaders in conservation practice—internationally respected scientists whose work informs the management of New Zealand’s unique biota.

Using theoretical and field-based approaches in a range of terrestrial and marine environments, you’ll explore the processes of conservation biology. Examine internationally renowned examples of conservation best practice in action, and gain skills in experimental design, the collection and analysis of data and the presentation of research results.

From the  Conservation Biology programme  offered at the Victoria University of Wellington you'll graduate with the expertise to make a valuable contribution to the conservation of the natural environment.

Study abroad

Broaden your horizons with the student exchange programme, Wellington Global Exchange. Study towards your Wellington degree at one of 100 partner universities around the world. Talk to the programme manager if you're thinking about including an exchange in your programme of study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conservation Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • New Zealand Conservation Practice
  • Principles of Marine Conservation
  • Tropical Marine Conservation Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Appropriate Bachelor's degree with B+ average or extensive professional and academic experience.You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    39655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39655 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10592 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees: NZ$54,821 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees : NZ$14,643 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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