The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Did you know certain female lizards are able to clone themselves, a baby bandicoot is born after only 12 days of pregnancy and that some baby spiders practice ‘matriphagy’ - eating their mothers after birth?

This major will introduce you to the complexities of animal systems by integrating knowledge from the biology of cells to the behaviour of whole organisms. You can choose to specialise in Behavioural Ecology, Reproductive Physiology or Wildlife and Conservation, and combine this with subjects from a wide range of biological disciplines. Practical experience in zoological research will provide valuable skills for the workplace.


Zoology is an amazingly broad discipline. You can enter careers or research in many areas including:

  • Animal biology
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife management
  • Biomedical and bioinformatics research.

The generic skills gained in zoology can also provide opportunities in many other industries such as education and business.