Research Project (WILD5009)


A valuable opportunity to apply some of the knowledge gained from earlier coursework, WILD5009 comprises a research project on a topic with significant emphasis on wildlife health and/or population management, as arranged between the student and an appropriate supervisor. This research experience is highly valued by prospective employers as it shows a willingness and ability to undertake guided but independent research. The project is not conducted by way of contact hours per week for a semester. Instead the student is expected to work on the project full-time and in a continuous manner for the semester. This unit of study is available only to students enrolled in the Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management).

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Meetings throughout semester to be arranged with supervisor.


Literature review and research proposal (20%), Independent research project and final thesis (80%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(WILD5001 and WILD5002), and a Credit average from a minimum of 24 credit points of the following (WILD5001, WILD5002, WILD5003, WILD5004, WILD5005, WILD5006)

Additional Information

Core for the Masters program

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.