Bachelor of Science - Wildlife Conservation and Biology

La Trobe University

You'll learn how to tackle the threats facing the environment through this three-year course. You'll study a range of disciplines including zoology, genetics, and botany, and focus on issues like extinction, environmental degradation, climate change. You'll also take subjects in environmental law, remote sensing and GIS, and have the opportunity to study global environmental politics and international climate change economics and policy. You'll have access to monthly seminars hosted by conservation experts. La Trobe's Melbourne Campus includes the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, which is made up of over 30 hectares of bushland. Here, you'll undertake research projects such as studying the behaviour of bat species and mosquitofish, and exploring and preserving the natural habitats of species like the long-nosed potoroo, brolga, black wallaby and sugar glider. You'll have a chance to interact with various flora and fauna, giving their studies perspective and gaining some insight into what to expect in their chosen field with off campus field trips to places like Wilson's Promontory, Mt Arapiles, Falls Creek, Buchan Caves, Heron Island and the Mallee.

Course Fee:


International: $100,800

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

First-year studies include core subjects covering all facets of biology from molecules, genes and cells, animal, plant and microbial life, ecology, evolution and biodiversity, chemistry, statistics, and sustainability. Second and third-year studies include core subjects covering conservation biology, environmental law, the diversity of Australian plants and animals and the ecology of Australian ecosystems, and ecological genetics and geographic information systems. Elective subjects include global environmental politics, the politics and economics of climate change and subjects in microbiology. Field trips emphasise and facilitate practical skills.

Subjects you can Study:

Animal and Plant Biology; Biology; Botany; Conservation Biology/Ecology; Ecological Studies; Ecology Sustainability; Environment and Sustainability; Environmental Geoscience; Environmental Management; Environmental Studies; Fire Management; Genetics; Wildlife Conservation and Ecology; Wildlife Management; Zoology.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne 77.45 Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne 77.45 Yes Part time 6 years
Albury-Wodonga 64.9 Yes Full time 3 years
Albury-Wodonga 64.9 Yes Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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