Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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.


  • 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.


  • Biodiversity and conservation

Standard 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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde Domestic: $23,850
International: $112,800
  • ATAR: 80
No No information available

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.

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