Our postgraduate coursework programs will enhance your career prospects by building knowledge and experience in the scientific methods used to analyse, quantify and make decisions about conservation.

You can apply for:

These streamlined 12- and 18-month degree programs will provide you with comprehensive theoretical, analytical and practical knowledge and real-world application, covering ecology and wildlife conservation, and conservation decision making.

They draw on our world-renowned research expertise and established links with industry.

Unique program structure

Designed around blocks of fieldwork, the intensive Master of Conservation Biology degree program allows you to complete the equivalent of three semesters of study in just 12 months. 

Starting your program at the end of June, you’ll complete 12 courses in sequence, over 12 calendar months, using a summer semester.

After completing seven courses, you can apply to transfer to the Master of Conservation Science. If successful, you'll undertake a four-month research project or complete additional coursework.

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As you work sequentially through our courses, you'll visit some of the world's most unique ecosystems, and train in data analysis, environmental policy and conservation decision making.

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Flexible learning and pathways

Domestic students can apply to study these programs part time.

The Master of Conservation Science research project option provides a pathway to undertake a higher degree by research in biological sciences.

Scholarships, financial support and fees

Domestic students

UQ's Future Students website contains information about fees, scholarships and financial support, including details about:

  • program fees
  • fee calculator
  • government assistance, including
    • Commonwealth Supported HECS-HELP loan scheme
    • FEE-HELP loan scheme
    • Centrelink support
  • UQ scholarships.

To find out more, visit your program's page and select the 'fees and scholarships' tab:

Additional fees and costs

You won't pay any fees in addition to your program fees.

All field trips and associated travel, accommodation and catering costs are included.

International students

Scholarships

See our scholarships pages for information about postgraduate coursework scholarships for international students.

Financial support

UQ's Future Students website contains information about fees and financial support, including details about:

  • financial aid for international students
  • annual fees
  • UQ scholarships.

To find out more, visit your program's page and select the 'fees and scholarships' tab:

Additional fees and costs

You won't pay any fees in addition to your program fees.

All field trips and associated travel, accommodation and catering costs are included.

Contact us

Email us at biology.enquiries@uq.edu.au for more information about any aspect of our postgraduate coursework programs.