As the number of species facing extinction continues to grow at an alarming rate, conservation biologists are in greater demand than ever before. This MSc is your pathway to a worthwhile career tackling one of society’s most pressing concerns.
- Deepen your understanding of the scientific principles underpinning conservation biology and explore practical solutions to environmental problems
- Study a course recognised for its high academic quality: this MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
- Gain the practical experience you need for a fulfilling career in conservation or environmental management
- Undertake a training-based placement to build the skills and qualities most valued by employers
- Conduct fieldwork and research in some of the country’s outstanding natural environments: the Peak District National Park is right on our doorstep
- Take a global perspective: in the past, our students have studied in Costa Rica as part of our Tropical Conservation Biology module
- Be inspired by our highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are conducting influential national and international research
Modules may include: conservation biology in principle and practice; ecological surveying; identification for conservation biology; analytical methods for ecologists; critical issues in the environment; environmental impact assessment; environmental policy and law; environmental pollution management strategies; habitat management; tropical conservation biology; wildlife conservation; practical training-based placement; independent scholarly activity.
You’ll be taught through lectures, guest lectures, workshops, practical sessions in the field and laboratory, and tutorials. There is also the opportunity to go on site visits. The majority of modules are assessed by coursework rather than by exams. A wide range of assessment methods are used, from oral presentations and poster displays, to scientific and professional reports.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
You will need an undergraduate degree (lower second or above) in a relevant subject or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above
You will need an undergraduate degree (lower second or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. International students should have the above or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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