Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4 or Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Conservation Biologist: Conduct research and fieldwork to study biodiversity, ecosystems, and species populations, assess conservation status, and develop strategies and interventions to protect and restore natural habitats and species diversity. Conservation biologists conduct biodiversity surveys, monitor endangered species, implement conservation projects, and collaborate with stakeholders to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable use of natural resources.
  2. Wildlife Biologist: Study the behavior, ecology, and conservation of wildlife species in their natural habitats, focusing on population dynamics, habitat requirements, and threats to wildlife populations. Wildlife biologists conduct wildlife surveys, track animal movements, analyze ecological data, and develop wildlife management plans and conservation strategies to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, protect endangered species, and preserve wildlife habitats.
  3. Ecologist: Investigate the interactions between organisms and their environments, studying ecosystems, biodiversity patterns, and ecological processes to understand ecosystem functioning, resilience, and responses to environmental changes. Ecologists conduct ecological research, analyze ecological data, model ecosystem dynamics, and provide scientific insights and recommendations to inform conservation planning, land management, and ecosystem restoration efforts.
  4. Environmental Educator: Teach and educate students, communities, and stakeholders about biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability, and ecological principles through formal education programs, interpretive centers, nature reserves, and community outreach initiatives. Environmental educators develop educational materials, lead guided nature walks, and deliver environmental education programs and workshops to raise awareness, promote stewardship, and inspire action for biodiversity conservation.
  5. Park Ranger: Work in national parks, nature reserves, or protected areas, managing and conserving natural resources, enforcing regulations, and providing visitor services and educational programs to park visitors. Park rangers patrol park boundaries, conduct wildlife monitoring, maintain trails and facilities, and coordinate conservation projects and community outreach activities to protect biodiversity, preserve ecosystems, and enhance visitor experiences.
  6. Environmental Consultant: Provide expertise and advisory services to clients in various sectors, including government, industry, and development projects, on biodiversity conservation, environmental impact assessment, and ecological restoration. Environmental consultants conduct biodiversity surveys, assess environmental impacts, develop mitigation measures, and prepare environmental management plans and regulatory compliance reports to support sustainable development and environmental stewardship.
  7. Research Scientist: Conduct scientific research and investigations in biodiversity science, conservation biology, or ecology, exploring fundamental questions, solving practical problems, and advancing knowledge and innovation in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management. Research scientists design experiments, collect and analyze data, publish research findings, and contribute to scientific publications, conferences, and interdisciplinary collaborations to address pressing environmental challenges and inform evidence-based conservation strategies.
  8. Nature Conservation Manager: Oversee and coordinate conservation programs and projects in nature reserves, protected areas, or conservation organizations, managing staff, budgets, and resources to achieve conservation goals and objectives. Nature conservation managers develop conservation plans, set conservation priorities, and implement conservation initiatives, collaborating with stakeholders, communities, and government agencies to protect biodiversity, manage ecosystems, and promote sustainable development.
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