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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Wildlife Science

Explore your love of wildlife as you gain expertise in animal biology, conservation and management.

In this program, you'll study native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, biodiversity and human-wildlife interactions.

You'll be taught by leading wildlife scientists and biologists, and gain the skills to create and evaluate wildlife management programs for captive and wild animals.

Through our industry placements, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in zoos, sanctuaries, government agencies, welfare organisations and wildlife parks. You can also go on a short international experience to study wildlife management overseas.

Study with us and you'll graduate with the knowledge and experience to explore a wide range of employment opportunities in research, wildlife management and conservation.

Program highlights

  • Gain hands-on experience in some of the best specialist animal research and veterinary facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Get involved in the conservation and management of wild and captive animals in Australia and overseas.
  • Participate in industry placements in zoos, sanctuaries, government agencies, welfare organisations and wildlife parks.

Campus Information

Gatton

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C). Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics are recommended subjects.

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