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Master of Biological Science: Zoology

Enhance your skills and knowledge in the area of zoology by completing this specialisation within the Master of Biological Science.

Introduction

Zoologists are concerned with theoretical topics as diverse as molecular evolution, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and community ecology, and with applied aspects that range from fauna conservation and pest management to stream ecology and water quality studies.

The Master of Biological Science, with a specialisation in Zoology, will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the structure, function, diversity and evolution of animals, as well as the interaction of animals with each other and the environment.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

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Course description, features and facilities

The Zoology specialisation provides you with the opportunity to study animals and their habitats, including Western Australia's exciting fauna. These habitats are diverse, and range from deserts through to temporary wetlands and rainforests. Zoologists discover the solutions to the problems presented by these habitats.

This specialisation integrates theory with practical (both field and laboratory) studies utilising many of the animals and ecosystems from the diverse state of Western Australia as examples.

The Faculty is well equipped for teaching and is supported by the world class research of the Centre for Evolutionary Biology, the Oceans Institute, and the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management.

Master of Biological Science Course code: 72520

Master of Biological Science CRICOS code: 074948B

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Structure

Zoology is one of the specialisations offered in the Master of Biological Science. Information about the course structure can be found in the handbook.

Career opportunities

Zoology graduates are employed in private sector companies (such as fisheries, aquaculture and the resources sector), in government departments (for example, Environment and Conversation, State Fisheries), in public agencies (such as museums and the Perth Zoo), and in environment and conservation research agencies (CSIRO), while others join academic institutions.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Master of Biological Science can pursue further studies in research including the Master of Science by Thesis and Coursework in, Zoology.

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These pages are under review and are being updated.

Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

- A relevant bachelor's degree from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

- Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Biological Science from this University, or equivalent.

English competency

See the full list of English Language Requirements.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January
Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $8613.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

Contact details - admission information

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Master of Biological Science: Zoology: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Standard full-time completion
2 years
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
Science Student Office
Agricultural Central building
postgrad-science@uwa.edu.au
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6488 7333
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