Master of Conservation Biology Scholarship in New Zealand at Victoria University
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Conservation Biology Scholarship in New Zealand at Victoria University

New Zealand 01 May 2021


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Victoria University of Wellington is offering a Master of Conservation Biology Scholarship in New Zealand. Human impact, loss of biodiversity and a growing awareness of environmental change make conservation biology more important every day. Linking conservation, ecology, biodiversity and sustainability, the Master of Conservation Biology is a one-year, 180-point professional Master's. You'll get the scientific expertise you need to do conservation work in New Zealand and around the world.


For this programme you’ll need to:

  • Complete 180 points

  • Include three core courses:

    • Invasive Species, Biosecurity and Law (BIOL 405)

    • Conservation Ecology (BIOL 420)

    • New Zealand Conservation Practice (BIOL 424)

  • Include further courses worth 90 points from:

    • BIOL 401-440

    • BIOL 510-530

    • ERES 525-527

    • Other courses approved by the Head of School

  • Have an appropriate Bachelor's degree with B+ average or extensive professional and academic experience.

  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

    • IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

    • TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

    • Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

    • EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5

    • C1 Advanced (Previously - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (Previously – Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with a score of 176 or higher, with each skill score no less than 169.


  • Victoria University of Wellington is currently offering NZ$10,000 fees scholarships for all eligible international students enrolling in this programme for the next academic year. 
  • If your application to the Master of Conservation Biology is accepted, your scholarship will be processed automatically.

Program Details and Timeline:-

  • You'll study three core courses and 90 points worth of approved courses of your choice.

  • If you're starting in January, you'll begin with the four-week field course, BIOL 424. The course sits outside normal trimester dates with the timing changing from year to year to allow for tide times. Usual timing for the start of the course is late January/early February and actual dates can be confirmed at least six months prior.

  • The July start to the programme includes the core course, BIOL 405 Biosecurity, which involves biosecurity management from both biological and legal perspectives.

  • While there is no thesis component to the MConBio, you can do small research projects through the elective BIOL 440. You'll need a supervisor for this course—talk to staff within the School of Biological Sciences about potential projects.

About the University:-

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions. The university is well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. Entry to all courses at first year is open, and entry to second year in some programmes (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, engineering) is restricted. Victoria had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government's Performance-Based Research Fund exercise in 2012, having been ranked 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003. Victoria has been ranked 215th in the World's Top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2020).

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