Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 80
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Science (Honours) specialisations

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

Biodiversity and Conservation is a specialisation within a Bachelor of Science (Honours). This specialisation is also available within the 3 year Bachelor of Science.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biodiversity and Conservation) provides you with knowledge and skills to analyse and interpret the impacts of key environmental drivers such as habitat destruction and fragmentation, changing climate, altered fire regimes and invasive species.

It also teaches principles of reserve design, habitat restoration and other means of conserving species affected by human impacts.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Biodiversity and Conservation?

Biodiversity essentially is the study of all living organisms in the environment, the range of different species that are found in each place and the methods that we can use to manage ecosystems to conserve as many of those species as possible.

The world has never been more attuned to environmental issues or to the need to train and employ specialists who can help us reduce our impact and plan wisely for the future. Conservation has moved into the mainstream debate and biodiversity is high on the global agenda for governments, organisations and individuals.

Why study Biodiversity and Conservation at Flinders?

  • Understand the challenges facing the environment and wildlife populations.
  • Specialist topics deal with the identification, monitoring and conservation of native plant and animal species, natural ecosystems, and the design of parks and reserves.
  • Learn from staff with diverse links with national and international collaborators.
  • Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in assessing the nature and value of biodiversity in natural and disturbed habitats.
  • Learn about real-life and current conservation management techniques.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biodiversity and Conservation) degree?

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234371
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $9,352

International students
CRICOS code: 074774G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $29,900
2019: $32,900




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Science and environment (PDF 6MB)
International students
International course guides