Master of Biological Science
With Specialisations in:
- Marine Biology
- Conservation Biology
Enhance your skills and knowledge of an area in biological science by completing the Master of Biological Science with a specialisation in Marine Biology; Plant Conservation Biology or Zoology.
Western Australia is one of the world’s hotspots for terrestrial biodiversity, as well as a marine hotspot, with up to 80 per cent of the region’s fish and invertebrates found nowhere else in the world. This makes Western Australia the ideal living laboratory for studies in biological science. The Master of Biological Science will give students an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.
Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.
Course description, features and facilities
The Master of Biological Science allows students to specialise in zoology, plant conservation biology or marine biology.
The zoology specialisation focuses on animal structure and function, and the evolutionary processes that have engendered animal diversity.
The plant conservation biology stream focuses on the application of systematic, evolutionary and ecological science to the management of threatened plant species and the mitigation of threatening processes.
The marine biology stream uses an experimental and research approach to develop understanding of the complex interactions that occur in marine ecosystems, and how this understanding can be used to guide the management of marine systems.
In all specialisations there is an emphasis towards fieldwork, which reflects industry expectations for graduates (and particularly post-graduates) to be able to design, conduct, and report on, field research and monitoring.
This course gives students an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.
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Last updated February 5, 2016