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What will I learn?

This unique degree will develop your expertise in wildlife conservation. If you have a passion for animals and dream of making an impact in the conservation sector, this course will provide highly applicable and sought-after skills for a wide range of careers.

You will be taught by dedicated researchers and practitioners from two of Australia’s premier institutions – the University of Sydney and Taronga Conservation Society Australia – as you learn to address global conservation challenges. Let us inspire you to become the next generation of wildlife conservation professionals.

The Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream comprises a Wildlife Conservation major that combines biology, ecology and conservation with additional prescribed units of study in statistics and animal sciences. It provides extensive training in all aspects of wildlife conservation incorporating the study of animal health and welfare, wildlife management, and animal behaviour.

Classes will take place at the University’s Camperdown and Camden campuses, at the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, and at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Taronga Institute will form a gateway for students to access the wider Zoo campus and provide authentic, interactive learning opportunities in an environment of working science.

You will graduate with advanced research skills in biology and wildlife conservation, a highly developed sense of curiosity and self-direction, and the capability and confidence to work across cultural boundaries enhanced via international mobility opportunities. You will be able to lead behavioural change in the community for sustaining our planet’s biodiversity.

Career Pathways

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental consultancy
  • Animal health and reproduction
  • Government and policy
  • NGOs
  • Business and analytics
  • Genetics
  • Teaching (with further training)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$52,000.00 (27,95,699) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

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  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
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