What will I learn?

This unique degree will develop your expertise in wildlife conservation. If you dream of making an impact in the conservation sector, to secure a shared future for wildlife and people, 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.

The Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream comprises a Wildlife Conservation major that combines biology and conservation management with additional prescribed units of study in statistics and animal sciences. It provides extensive training in wildlife conservation by incorporating the study of biodiversity and evolution, animal science, and animal behaviour and management.

Classes will take place at the University’s Camperdown and Camden campuses and at the new Taronga institute of Science & learning, due to open mid-2018 at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. 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 intercultural skills enhanced via mobility opportunities. You will be able to lead behavioural change in the community for sustaining our planet’s biodiversity.

Majors

You are required to complete a Taronga Wildlife Conservation program including a major in Wildlife Conservation. You are also required to choose a second major either from the faculty options or from our shared pool of majors.

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

Opportunities exist in 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

CRICOS

093744A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,500; 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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),

DARLINGTON,

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.

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

English language proficiency

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

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

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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