Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Sydney Wildlife Health and Population Management Program website


The Sydney Wildlife Health and Population Management Program brings together the disciplines of animal health and wildlife population management to help you develop and enhance your skills in conservation techniques for native fauna, diagnosis and management of wildlife health, and management of native and pest species populations.

Through the Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management, you will gain a qualification that will provide opportunities for employment in a range of wildlife-related settings.

This degree is now administered by the Faculty of Veterinary Science and is accepting applications for Semester 2, 2015. There are no enrollments at Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate levels.

Course outline

Students will complete 6 units of study:

  • WILD 5001 Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
  • WILD 5002 Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
  • WILD 5003 Wildlife Health
  • WILD 5004 Vertebrate Pest Management
  • WILD 5005 In Situ Wildlife Management
  • WILD 5006 Ex Situ Wildlife Management

Students will also complete a 12 credit point capstone research unit.

Further course information

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The aim of these courses is to provide you with a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach to wildlife health and wildlife management, thus giving you the expertise to recognise and solve a broad range of problems in field populations.

Upon completion of your Master's degree, you will have a broad understanding of the topic of wildlife management and you will have developed practical skills from field studies. In addition, the Master's course will provide you with experience in designing, carrying out and completing a research project and thesis.

Our students find employment in areas as diverse as:

- state and federal government agencies
- non-government organisations
- local government
- environmental consultancies
- zoos and wildlife parks
- veterinary clinics
- universities

Further study

Graduates of the Master of Wildlife Health & Population Management may be eligible for admission to a postgraduate research degree.

Other study options

Individual units of study from this program may be taken on a non-award basis. Please contact program administrative staff for further information.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management will:
(a) hold a bachelor’s degree or higher award with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, in veterinary science, animal science or agriculture; or
(b) have completed the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma in this discipline from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

It is assumed that applicants have statistics knowledge at an undergraduate level.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January. On-time applications for the July Semester close on 30 June. Late applications will be accepted, but priority is given to those who submit before the application deadline.

You can begin your application by selecting the 'Apply Now' on this page.

Ancillary expenses

Many units of study conducted in intensive mode may be based in the field and have accommodation and costs incidental to these kind of trips. Further details about these costs will be detailed at enrollment or by contacting program administrative staff.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) through a University overseas representative (education agent) or (ii) directly to the University.
You can begin your application by selecting the 'Apply Now' button on this page.

Ancillary expenses for international students

Many units of study conducted in intensive mode may be based in the field and have accommodation and costs incidental to these kind of trips. Further details about these costs will be detailed at enrollment or by contacting program administrative staff.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

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Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

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Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

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Additional incidental fees

Additional incidental fees not available for Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Potential for inaccuracy

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International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

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