Master of Biosecurity

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

In a globally connected world where trade is ever-increasing, and people are moving around the globe at unprecedented rates, the risk of spreading exotic organisms is higher than ever. Biosecurity is fundamental to managing the threat posed by pests and diseases, and is of vital importance to world trade, environmental protection, and agriculture. Learn how biosecurity measures such as risk analysis, quarantine and surveillance are used to stop the entry and spread of exotic organisms around the world. You’ll gain an in depth knowledge of rapid emergency response to an exotic incursion or declaration of a pandemic, and how to manage pests and diseases if they become permanently established in a new region and start impacting trade.


Total credit points: 36

Standard entry requirements

Completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Plant Biosecurity or Graduate Certificate in One Health or an equivalent AQF Level 8 qualification, including honours, in the biological, ecological, environmental or animal sciences. Students with a Bachelor's degree in the biological, ecological, environmental or animal sciences with at least three years of relevant work experience are also eligible for admission as determined by the Academic Chair.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Perth campus International: $59,940 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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