About The Course
The Master of Biological Science from The University of Western Australia will give you an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.
Western Australia (WA) is a marine and terrestrial biodiversity hotspot. Up to 80 per cent of the region's plants, marine fish and invertebrates are unique to the area. This makes WA the ideal living laboratory for studies in biological science.
You'll gain an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.
When you graduate from the Master of Biological Science you will have the ability to integrate advanced knowledge of species biology and ecology to assess their vulnerability to environmental change, as well as have the ability to design, execute, analyse and report on field and/or laboratory projects.
You’ll possess communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences. You’ll become a broad thinker who can critically assess advanced research in your discipline and integrate this into practical solutions for preserving biodiversity. You’ll contribute to group and/or individual research projects, as well as work independently to plan and execute a substantial research project and/or piece of scholarship.
Biologist, Botanist, Conservation Biologist, Conservation Officer, Consultant, Ecologist, Enviornmental Manager, Environmental Scientist, Marine Biologist, Parks Officer, Quarantine Officer, Research Scientist, Research Technician, Rehabilitation Manager, Science Communicator, Wildlife Officer, Zoologist.
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- Ecological Field Methods
- Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
- Masters in Biological Sciences Research Project Development
- Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation
- Wildlife Conservation and Management
- Conservation Biology
- Integrated Topics in Genetics
- The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Natural Sciences View 47 other Masters in Biology in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
- the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent
- met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation.
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International41700 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 83400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
National28300 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56600 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
Living costs for Perth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.