About Conservation

Armed with an understanding of species and their ecology, you will learn the ins and outs of the policies and social issues that can make or break a conservation effort.

The world’s endangered species – the orangutan, orange-bellied parrot, and black rhino, to name just a few – are counting on you.

Discover the Ecosystem Science major

Learn about the Ecosystem Science major at the University of Melbourne. What will you study, and where will your major take you?

Focus your study area

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Why study at the University of Melbourne

Explore the big questions

Explore the big questions

Make a difference in society like our researchers, who are tackling some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

Future proof your career

Future proof your career

Jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine are growing faster than other industries. By 2024, they’re likely to grow by 11.6%.

First-class facilities

First-class facilities

As a Science student at Melbourne, you’ll have access to our $100 million life sciences building – the most sophisticated of its kind in Australia.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

As part of the my degree, I was able to complete a placement on a neuropsycho-oncology research study at MCRI, which allowed me to see what it would be like to be a neuropsychologist in that field.

Farah Elhassan, Bachelor of Science

Agriculture isn’t just about being a farmer. It’s a career path that more young adults should consider because there are a diverse range of opportunities; there is a job for everyone. My passion is for the dairy industry, and studying at Melbourne has given me a world-class education to kickstart my career.

Sarah Fusinato, Bachelor of Agriculture, Customer Experience Lead - Agricultural Solutions at BASF

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