Biosecurity and Conservation

Biosecurity and Conservation is about the management of the natural environment to protect it from biosecurity threats.

Subject overview

Do you want to play a vital role in protecting New Zealand’s natural treasures?

Biosecurity and Conservation explores courses in Biology, Environmental Management and Environmental Science to provide training in biodiversity, conservation science, biosecurity and invasion biology, with a focus on Aotearoa-New Zealand’s unique indigenous environments.

You’ll learn about the science behind current biosecurity and conservation issues, while working alongside our researchers, some who are leaders in their field. You’ll also be provided with opportunities to learn from biosecurity and conservation practitioners from Auckland Council, the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The University of Auckland is ranked first in New Zealand for biological sciences, and we’re number one for employer reputation in the life sciences and medicine, which includes biological sciences. Excitingly, we’re also ranked 78 out of 500 worldwide for life sciences and medicine.*
*science.auckland.ac.nz/excellence.  

Where can Biosecurity and Conservation take you?

Postgraduate study in Biosecurity and Conservation prepares students for employment in the biosecurity and conservation sector in organisations such as the Ministry for Primary Industries, local government, environmental consultancies, private pest-control companies, non-governmental conservation organisations, the Department of Conservation, Crown Research Institutes and the tertiary education sector.  

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