Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Conservation Biology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in botany, ecology, evolution, zoology or an approved discipline, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 34000

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

May 16 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Biological Sciences Help Desk

Email: biologyadmin@uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3365 2491

Web:

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Conservation Biology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in botany, ecology, evolution, zoology or an approved discipline, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 077443C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 48700

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - April 1 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Master of Conservation Biology?

The Master of Conservation Biology is an ideal program if you wish to expand your career prospects into a wide range of government, conservation and resource management agencies. It covers the integrative disciplines of conservation, ecology and biodiversity and focuses on the problems of restoring and maintaining viable populations of animal and plant species, and natural and managed ecosystems. It will equip you with a comprehensive theoretical understanding of conservation biology, as well as the required practical training and skills obtained through trips to some of Australia's most unique field sites.

The program consists of 12 courses each worth 2 units for a total of 24 units and can be completed in one year.

This is a quota-based program and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the program. More MConsBiol information.

What you can study

The Master of Conservation Biology is a 24 unit program delivered in the regular University semesters as well as in shorter intensive teaching periods, to enable the program to be completed in one calendar year.

A standard enrolment for a full-time student will be to complete a 2 unit course, CONS7026, Conservation in context, just prior to the commencement of semester 2, enroll in 8 units during semester 2, enrol in 4 units in the summer semester and 10 units in 2 teaching periods in semester 1.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Conservation Biology.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in botany, ecology, evolution, zoology or an approved discipline, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 on a 7 point scale.

Additional application information

Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Conservation Biology may be eligible to receive Commonwealth Government income support payments. Please contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

May 16 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in botany, ecology, evolution, zoology or an approved discipline, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 077443C

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - April 1 of the year of commencement.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 34000

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 48700

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Conservation Biology

To complete the Master of Conservation Biology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 24 units from Part A of the MConsBiol course list.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Conservation Biology.

Program Rules for the Master of Conservation Biology