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Master On Campus

Biological Science

The University of Western Australia

24 months
Duration
41700 AUD/year
28300 AUD/year
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About

You can specialise in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology or Zoology in one of the world's most fascinating biodiversity hot spots with this Biological Science from The University of Western Australia.

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Overview

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. 

Career Pathways

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

96 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 074948B

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 83400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    28300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56600 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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