Faculty of Science

Conservation Biology

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.

This subject is taught by the School of Biological Sciences.


Conservation biology is rapidly becoming an area of key importance, as it examines issues of conservation and sustainability, including biological, ecological and policy issues.

At postgraduate level Victoria offers the following Conservation Biology programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Science (PGDipSc) in Conservation Biology
  • Master of Conservation Biology (MConBio)
  • PhD

For more detailed information on the programmes, see the School of Biological Sciences.

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How to find out more

Want to find out more about studying at Victoria? Register now to find out more about your study options and keep updated on application and enrolment information, open days and events.

If you need help deciding what degree might be right for you, or what courses to take, talk with a liaison officer or book a course planning session with us, call 0800 VICTORIA (842 867) or email course-advice@vuw.ac.nz.

If you’re a returning or transferring student, contact the Faculty Student and Academic Services Office, for help with degree planning and for information on admission requirements and transfer credit from other institutions.

For more information contact:

Dr Nicky Nelson
Programme Manager
Phone: 04 463 5435

Mary Murray
Phone: 04-463 5339
Email: biosci@vuw.c.nz

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Course information

Relevant courses are taught within the School of Biological Sciences. The School office is located on Level 5, New Kirk Building, Kelburn campus.