University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Bachelor of Natural Environments and Conservation and Master of Protected Area Conservation

4 years

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Intakes : Jul
Duration : 4 years
Award : University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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Entry Requirements


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MYR 440,463
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MYR 440,463

Course Content

The Bachelor of Natural Environments and Conservation requires the completion of 250 credit points comprising:

  • 100 credit point Major
  • 100 credit points of Core units
  • 50 credit points of Elective units

Progression to Master of  Protected Area Conservation (Year 3)

To progress into the Master of  Protected Area Conservation  component of the course students must attain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or above (Credit average) in the first 200 credit points of undergraduate study. 

The Master of Protected Area Conservation requires the completion of 150 credit points comprising:

  • 100 credit points of Core units which includes a 12.5 credit point “Exploring Conservation in Tasmania” unit
  • 50 credit points - Professional or Research Pathway.

If a student meets the requirements for entry into our independent research stream, then the units KGA742 Research Thesis A and KGA743 Research Thesis B will replace KGA703 Professional Research Methods and KGA704 Professional Research Practice. The independent research stream requires a coursework average of 75% or over in the first year of the Master of Protected Area Conservation (full-time equivalent) and approval of a research topic from both a supervisor and the Unit Co-ordinator.

Bachelor of Natural Environments and Conservation

Core units

  • Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture
  • Natural Environment Field Techniques
  • Geographies of Island Places
  • Fire, Weeds and Ferals: Conserving Nature in Protected Areas
  • Introduction to Spatial Information
  • Ecology

Core option unit (choose 2)

  • Ecosystem Services
  • Emergency Management Policy and Governance
  • Indigenous Lifeworlds: Story, History, Country
  • Planet Earth
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Data Handling and Statistics 1
  • Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A


Natural Environment Management

Year 1

  • Global Geographies of Change
  • Nature, People, Place

Year 2

  • Earth, Climate and Life
  • Environmental Management

Year 3

  • Political Ecologies of Development
  • Geoheritage and Geotourism
  • Conserving Nature in Landscapes
  • Environmental Impact Assessment


Master of Protected Area Conservation

Core units

  • Organisational Social Responsibilities
  • Protected Area Planning and Management Systems
  • Protected Area Management Plans
  • Reserve System Planning
  • Professional Placement

MPACons Exploring Conservation in Tasmania

  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Marine Protected Area Management
  • Environmental Geographic Information Science B
  • Marine and Antarctic Environments and their Management

Elective units

Bachelor of Natural Environments and Conservation

In your Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.


Master of Protected Area Conservation

Professional or Research Pathway

Professional Pathway

  • Professional Research Methods
  • Professional Research Practice

Research Pathway

  • Research Thesis A
  • Research Thesis B

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