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Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation)

Understand the science that will help solve real-world problems.

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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 039816E
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

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
  • No background in science required, just an inquiring mind
  • Get hands-on experience by developing your lab skills, conducting experiments and going on fieldtrips
  • 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

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Go on a field ecology camp.
  • Enjoy fieldwork and practical training, projects involving teamwork, and the development of communication and professional skills.
  • Work with industry on real-life conservation projects and biodiversity management.
  • Undertake practical exercises involving identification of native plants and animals.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


The world has never been more attuned to environmental issues or 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.

Potential occupations include:

  • biodiversity conservation officer
  • biodiversity project officer
  • conservation programs assistant
  • graduate ecologist
  • national park officer.

Potential employers include:

  • national parks
  • museums
  • education bodies
  • research and development authorities
  • mine site rehabilitation bodies
  • environmental monitoring departments.