Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation degree is designed to provide students with a broad background in the sciences underpinning research in conservation biology and related areas. It offers a broad and flexible program with a strong focus on students acquiring research skills, and then applying these skills in environmental management and wildlife conservation. The degree offers a unique combination of subjects that combine basic biological knowledge with environmental and conservation management issues.

Course Fee:

International: $101,448

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate) or equivalent; HSC Mathematics (Band 2) plus Chemistry (Band 3) or their equivalents recommended for Biology and Chemistry units


69 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above; minimum 42 credit points designated as science. Subjects covered include: Botany; Conservation and evolutionary genetics; Ecology and evolution; Environmental plant physiology; Invertebrate zoology; Marine biology; Marine birds and mammals; Vertebrate zoology.

Subjects you can Study:

Biodiversity and conservation

Further information:

Career opportunities include employment in research institutions, environmental consultancies, national park and environmental protection agencies, museums, wildlife park and zoo captive-breeding programs, customs agencies, agriculture, fisheries and forestry agencies.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 80 Yes Full time 3 years
North Ryde 80 Yes Part time 6 years
Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was and will always be a bold experiment in higher education.

True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.

More than 40,000 students are enrolled annually across five faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for a constellation of companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.

The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.

The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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