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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours)

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.

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.

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
  • July

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
Bachelor of Wildlife Science (or equivalent), with:

  • an overall GPA of 5, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school

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