The Master of Biological Science will give students 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. Students choose a specialisation upon application: - Conservation Biology; Marine Biology; Zoology. Key features include: opportunity to work with world-class researchers; recently rated 'well-above world standard;' close collaborations with Government agencies such as CSIRO, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Department of Fisheries and with the renowned Biodiversity Conservation Centre of Kings Park and the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre; and emphasis towards fieldwork, which reflects industry expectations for graduates (and particularly post-graduates) to be able to design, conduct, and report on, field research and monitoring.

Course Fee:

International: $78,600

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree with a relevant major from UWA or equivalent


The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations: Students who have completed a bachelor's degree with a major or equivalent in a cognate area, that aligns with the chosen specialisation in the course: Marine Biology; Zoology or Conservation Biology, or equivalent as recognised by the faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Subjects you can Study:

Conservation biology; Marine biology; Zoology

Further information:

Students admitted with a relevant Honours (4th Year) or Graduate Diploma in Biological Science may be permitted to complete the Master of Biological Science in one year. Choose a specialisation upon application.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Full time 2 years
Crawley No info No Part time
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Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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