• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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.


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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
    • Duration description
      2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/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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