Course Description

The survival of all life on Earth depends on properly functioning ecosystems. Without biodiversity, ecosystems break down. When this happens, our water systems, the air we breathe and the environments in which we grow food are all impacted.
Conserving the environment has become a global priority, and those with specialist skills in identifying and implementing strategies for preserving our rich diversity are in demand. This course which focuses on the theory, practice and ethics of biological conservation from the level of wild populations to entire ecosystems will equip you with such specialist skills.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $36,000 per year full-time


1 - 2 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics postgraduate courses at Macquarie University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 73.4% (national average 72.8%)
Improved skills: 78.2% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.7% (national average 82.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Macquarie University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics postgraduate courses at Macquarie University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.6% (national average 77.2%)
Studying full time: 13.8% (national average 14.9%)
Median full time salary: $83,500 (national average $80,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 086079K

Entry Requirements