Wildlife Health and Conservation

12 months
36205 AUD/year
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If you are a life science graduate looking to upskill with training in the veterinary aspects of wildlife health, this Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation offered at Murdoch University course will help you devise wildlife conservation solutions that incorporate environmental, human and domestic animal health.

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Course Description

Wildlife health is no longer an isolated discipline – there is widespread recognition of the One Health concept, which acknowledges the impacts the health of the environment, humans and domestic animal species can have on wildlife conservation. If you’re a graduate of biology, ecology or environmental science, you’ll be able to further your skillset with applied training in the veterinary aspects of wildlife health. This knowledge can be incorporated into conservation and One Health programs in your current role, or roles you are aspiring to.The Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation course is offered at Murdoch University    .

You’ll learn the practical and theoretical research skills required to work in multidisciplinary teams addressing wildlife health and conservation issues, including disease risk analysis, disease surveillance methods and techniques, and pathology of wildlife.

Choose from special interest topics as your elective units, including a research project or placement, which may be in Australia or overseas. If you’re an international student, you’ll have the scope to pursue a particular interest or area of current activity in your home country.

Your career

You’ll have a broad range of career opportunities with your expertise in wildlife health and disease, particularly in conservation. These include organisations involved in species conservation, recovery, translocation and reintroduction programs including conservation NGOs, government conservation and wildlife departments, zoos, and other not-for-profit wildlife agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods for Scientists 
  •  Wildlife Health and Conservation Dissertation
  •  Wildlife Health and Conservation Project 
  • Wildlife Health and Conservation Project 
  •  Wildlife Health and Conservation Project
  • Aquatic Biosecurity
  • Global Biosecurity 
  • Challenges in Food Security
  • Environmental Policy for the 21st Century
  •  Climate Change Adaptation: Ecosystems and Societies 
  • One Health Management and Leadership 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


Completion of an AQF Level 8 qualification, in the biological, ecological, environmental or animal sciences, e.g. Honours,Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Students with a Bachelor's degree in the biological, ecological, environmental or animal sciences with relevant work experience are also eligible for admission as determined by the Academic Chair.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36205 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36205 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.

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