What will I learn?

Make a real impact

Wildlife is vanishing throughout the world. Many species will disappear during your working life.

Do you want to buck this trend and reverse imminent species loss? Our Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology) gives you the knowledge and skills to safeguard our ecosystems and protect the future of wildlife in crisis.

What will you do?

This degree is hands-on and prepares you to champion biodiversity conservation in both theory and practise. You will:

  • learn to identify plants and animals in natural settings
  • conduct field research as part of long-term, on-going monitoring programs
  • apply theory and research to pressing conservation problems
  • consider the social, political and economic constraints of the field
  • develop the skills to plan, execute and monitor habitat restoration programs for declining species
  • build valuable connections with established organisations—from Arid Recovery and BioR in South Australia to Conservation International.

Where could it take you?

Our conservation graduates go on to all sorts of exciting and rewarding careers. You might reconstruct local habitats or lead breeding programs in sanctuaries. You could monitor the movements of animals with satellite tracking and other remote techniques. Perhaps you’ll work in academia, researching your passion and inspiring the next generation of conservationists.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,500.00 (US$ 26,299) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities