Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation)

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Develop the theory and skills that blend foundation science with Indigenous science. Apply this knowledge to work-integrated activities preparing you for our changing world. Students will analyse and interpret the impacts of key environmental drivers such as habitat destruction and fragmentation, changing climates, altered fire regimes and invasive species. The degree teaches principles of reserve design, habitat restoration and other means of conserving species affected by human impacts. Importantly, it will allow you to prepare for negotiations with traditional custodians, local community groups, NGO’s and governments responsible for land use management and conserving biodiversity assets.


First year comprises topics in areas such as biodiversity and conservation, evolution and the molecular basis of life and first level chemistry. Students also have the opportunity to choose elective topics. Students who do not have a background in chemistry are able to enrol in introductory chemistry topics. Second year comprises topics in areas such as genetics, evolution and biodiversity, ecology, animal diversity, geographical information systems, experimental design and statistics. Third year comprises topics in areas such as conservation biology, plant and algal diversity, marine and freshwater biology, human impacts and biodiversity and conservation and ecological genetics.


  • Biodiversity and Conservation, Evolution, Chemistry, Molecular Basis of Life, Ecology, Genetics, Geographical Information Systems, Statistics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $120,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bedford Park.

2023 Commonwealth Supported annual fee, $8,318.

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