12 months
37500 AUD/year
9527 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Conservation Biology program at Macquarie University focuses on the theory, practice and ethics of biological conservation from the level of wild populations to entire ecosystems, will equip you with such specialist skills.

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The survival of all life on earth depends on properly functioning ecosystems. Without biodiversity, ecosystems break down. When this happens, our water systems, the air we breathe and the environments in which we grow food are all impacted.

Conserving the environment has become a global priority, and those with specialist skills in identifying and implementing strategies for preserving our rich diversity are in demand. 

Key features

  • You’ll have access to the latest research in conservation biology, including opportunities to complete independent research projects alongside your coursework.
  • You’ll work in modern labs designed to foster collaboration and cutting-edge scientific research. 
  • Macquarie is home to an 11-hectre fauna park, giving you access to world-class environmental research right here on campus. 
  • This degree utilises a flexible learning approach, which means you can attend on-campus classes or take advantage of a diversity of online media, including videos, lectures, readings and activities – or both methods of delivery. 

Career Opportunities

  • Conservation policymaker
  • Environmental consultant
  • National parks and catchment manager
  • Natural resource manager
  • Scientific education officer
  • Scientific or project management in industry or government
  • Threatened species manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Data Analysis 
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Genetics 
  • Life Processes 
  • Diversity of Life 
  • Ecology 
  • Evolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students: It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins.




80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements


  • AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37500 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9527 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9527 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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