The Master of Conservation Biology program has been developed to serve the purpose of providing a comprehensive education in conservation biology. Conservation science is the science that attempts to secure the world's biological diversity – our flora and fauna, their evolutionary potential and the ecosystem services they provide. That biodiversity underpins human well-being in so many ways – from art and culture to food security. Conservation professionals are the people who treasure life and what it can deliver to future generations. The science of conservation is changing very fast, and paradigms of conservation practice are being continuously overhauled. Being part of a program that is taught by world leaders in their field is essential. Our program will provide to you a diverse set of skills and experiences that are essential for a modern conservation professional. Our goal is to provide you with skills, practical experience and industry contacts to further your career ambitions in this vital discipline.



Your UQ Advantage

  1. You will gain a comprehensive education in conservation from law and environmental philosophy to field courses and studies in cutting edge conservation decision making.

  2. You will complete over a month of field work at sites in the Australian Outback, on the Great Barrier Reef and in a variety of rainforest habitats.

  3. Streamlined delivery allowing you to complete the program in 1 year.

  4. You will develop superior skills in data analysis using the R statistical package and cutting edge conservation decision making software.

  5. Industry engagement built in to your program. You will meet and be taught by leading industry professionals during the program.

  6. You will have access to world leading academics and their research programs. Courses are taught by highly regarded academics that are world leaders in their fields.

  7. Your cohort will have a dedicated academic director, support staff and study space in the School of Biological Sciences.

  8. You will study a program designed specifically for the postgraduate level with a cohort of your peers.

  9. You will study environment and ecology at a University ranked higher in this discipline area than any other Australian University and 5th worldwide.

  10. You will get to interact with academic staff that share your passion for conservation.

Your Academic Year at a Glance

Your academic year.

Master of Conservation Biology Brochure

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Master of Conservation Science

The Master of Conservation Science gives students an opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in a chosen field (coursework pathway) or complete a research project (research pathway) to accelerate their career. Students wishing to apply for entry to the MConsSc will only be able to do so after completing 7 courses (14 units) of coursework from the MConsBiol course list and achieving a GPA of 5. Admission into the Research pathway will only be approved at the end of the program, once the final GPA has been calculated and a GPA of 5.5 has been achieved. Entry will be granted on merit, and is subject to students finding a supervisor. More information...