Master of Veterinary Studies - Conservation Medicine

Murdoch University

Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline that involves the integration of veterinary science, conservation biology and public health in order to: advance biodiversity conservation; address issues associated with the interrelationships between human, animal and ecosystem health; and study the effects of global environmental change on these health interrelationships. There is increasing recognition that veterinarians have an important role to play within interdisciplinary teams working on environmental conservation projects. This degree will provide veterinarians with training and expertise, which can be applied in private practice, zoos and wildlife conservation projects. It may be entirely coursework-based or may involve a placement with a conservation project either in Australia or overseas. Graduates can pursue interests in wildlife and conservation medicine. Wildlife agencies, zoos, agricultural departments and other non-governmental organisations require veterinary expertise for endangered species recovery and conservation programs. This training will also be relevant to graduates seeking to incorporate wildlife and exotic animal medicine into private practice.

Entry Requirements:

Recognised Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery or higher, or equivalent training; internet access is required for all students, especially those studying externally; English competence

Structure:

The master degree may be entirely coursework-based or involve a placement with a conservation project either in Australia or overseas.

Subjects you can Study:

Conservation medicine

Study Pathways:

Recognised Prior Learning - at least 1 year of experience in the workplace if applying to enter directly into the MVS in Conservation Medicine.

Recognition:

The Australian Veterinary Association recognises veterinary graduate study as fulfilling requirements toward required professional development (continuing veterinary education).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

Related Careers:

Animal Technician, Veterinarian,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info Yes Full time 1 year
Murdoch No info Yes Online
Murdoch No info Yes Part time 2 years

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.

 

Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.

 

Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.

 

Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.

 

Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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