• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Why study Animal Behaviour at Flinders University

  • Get hands-on experience with lab work, fieldtrips and camps where you can witness and analyse animal behaviour in the field from your first year
  • No background in science required, just an inquiring mind
  • Access unique topics in animal behaviour specifically developed for this degree
  • Learn from researchers working on local and international projects
  • Examine animal behaviour from many perspectives, including adaptation and evolution, ecology, biodiversity, physiology, growth and development, and genetic ancestry
  • Forms the basis for further study in areas such as behavioural ecology, conservation biology, education, medicine (human and veterinary), psychology and law

Your career

Graduates obtain knowledge and skills transferable to various workplaces including private and public global organisations.

Potential occupations include:

  • animal behaviour consultant/specialist
  • animal welfare officer or wildlife demonstrator
  • national park officer or ranger
  • avian/wildlife ecology research assistant
  • zookeeper.

Potential employers include:

  • universities
  • zoos
  • government departments
  • research centres
  • tourism companies
  • consultancy firms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    108 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution of Biological Diversity
  • Molecular Basis of Life
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour 
  • The Nature of Science
  • Biostatistics  
  • Chemical Structure and Bonding

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.
  • CRICOS code: 074770A

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    34500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34500 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9336 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9336 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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