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Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours)

Overview

Undertake an independent research project and further your passion for native fauna by extending your Bachelor of Wildlife Science expertise with an honours year.

The Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours) is an additional year of study following on from the Bachelor of Wildlife Science. This program provides an opportunity to pursue an independent research project within the Wildlife Science field under the supervision of a wildlife-focussed academic staff member.

In addition, you'll acquire skills in research methodologies, research communication and entrepreneurship which will enable you to continue into a research higher degree or move into a diverse range of employment.

The Honours year builds on the knowledge gained through the Wildlife Science program, including study of native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, biodiversity and human-wildlife interactions.

With this extended program, you'll develop further expertise in wildlife management programs for captive and free-ranging wildlife and be able to make a major contribution to the wildlife, game and vertebrate pest management industries in Australia.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2419
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2419
CRICOS Code
092447G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Build on your Bachelor of Wildlife Science with an independent research project within the Wildlife Science field.
  • Be supported by a wildlife-focussed academic staff member at UQ's wildlife research facilities.
  • Acquire skills in research methodologies, research communication and entrepreneurship.

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

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14 in the world for environmental sciences

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Research Communication
  • Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • Honours Year Research Project

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biologist
  • Wildlife scientist
  • Ecotourism guide
  • Conservation officer
  • Land manager
  • Wildlife officer
  • Ranger
  • Environmental assessment officer
  • Aquarist

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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Next steps after graduation

You will find employment in research, managerial and educator roles, including:

  • as a biologist
  • as a conservation officer in ecotourism
  • as a land manager
  • in marine resource organisations
  • in vertebrate pest and game management
  • as a wildlife biologist
  • as a wildlife technician
  • in government agencies
  • in wildlife sanctuaries and zoos.

Many students also choose to undertake an honours year to pursue a research career, which could lead to postgraduate studies.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Wildlife Science or Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent with a GPA of 5; and satisfied any additional requirements set by the Head of School; or

Satisfied the Executive Dean and Head of School that the applicant is qualified to undertake honours based on the applicant's academic records; and subject to completion of additional work if set.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Wildlife Science or Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent with a GPA of 5; and satisfied any additional requirements set by the Head of School; or

Satisfied the Executive Dean and Head of School that the applicant is qualified to undertake honours based on the applicant's academic records; and subject to completion of additional work if set.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,527

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit