Master of Conservation Science

Students can either apply for admission to the Master of Conservation Science program or, if currently enrolled in the Master of Conservation Biology program, they can request to change their program to Master of Conservation Science.

Students enrolled in the Master of Conservation Biology program will need to request to change their program to the Master of Conservation Science program through my Si-Net.

  • Expressions of interest to change to the Master of Conservation Science program (research or coursework) will be assessed after 7 courses (14 units) of the MConsBiol program have been completed.
  • Students need to achieve an overall GPA of 5 over these 7 courses to receive approval to change their program to the MConsSc program.
  • This initial assessment does not indicate that admission into the Research pathway has been approved. Eligibility for admission into the Research pathway will be calculated at the end of the program once the results of all courses has been finalised. This initial assessment will allow students to start approaching academics for the purpose of securing a supervisor.
  • Part-time enrolment will need to be approved by the Program Coordinator and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

 Commencement

  • The MConSc program will commence on the 1st day of Semester 2 in the same year the Master of Conservation Biology program was completed.
  • A delayed start of the program may be approved by the Program Coordinator but this decision will be made on a case-by-case basis and will be based on the reasons provided.

The two options to complete the Master of Conservation Science program:

Research Pathway:

Admission into the research pathway for the MConsSc program is based on merit (GPA) and students organising a supervisor for their project.

  • Students need to achieve an overall GPA of 5.5 for the entire Master of Conservation Biology program. Final confirmation of approval to enrol in the Research pathway will be provided once the Semester 2 results are released.
  • Students must organise a supervisor who should be either an academic staff member or a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Biological Sciences. Research projects will be subject to supervisory capacity at the time of application.

The 8 unit project course (CONS7004) requires students to submit a research proposal, a major project and present a seminar. To request permission to enrol in this course students must complete the online form which is accessed via the CONS7004 course profile.

Coursework Pathway:

The coursework pathway would require students to complete an additional 8 units of courswork, i.e., four courses each worth 2 units. Students are able to select postgraduate courses in other Schools but are also permitted to complete advanced 3rd level courses relevant to conservation biology. Further information on possible courses can be found on the UQ Programs & Courses website:

Further information:

Please contact

Help Desk
Level 2, Goddard Building
School of Biological Sciences
email : biology.enquiries@uq.edu.au