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


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.


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

Accepts International Students:


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
Named after the prominent Australian academic and essayist Sir Walter Murdoch, Murdoch was the second university established in Western Australia. Since the first intake of students in 1975, Murdoch has become a dynamic, modern university with a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.

Murdoch university has three campuses. The main campus is on South Street in Murdoch and is an easy commute from the Perth CBD and Fremantle, whilst the Rockingham and Peel campuses are located further south of Perth. All three campuses are well serviced by public transport, parking and bike racks.

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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