Biodiversity and Conservation at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biodiversity and Conservation (Taught)

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Course summary

Keele's MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation aims to provide you with an extensive understanding of biodiversity, ecology and conservation. You will explore and critically evaluate the contemporary issues facing our planet and apply your knowledge to propose robust solutions, demonstrating your expertise in environmental management. This programme will enable you to develop and enhance your research and fieldwork skills through theoretical and practical learning, contributing to high-level graduate attributes that will help to strengthen your career prospects. Why choose this course?

  • Interdisciplinary programme with networking opportunities across disciplines
  • Opportunity to engage with fieldwork and gain hands-on laboratory experience, developing your practical skills
  • Enhance your career prospects through specialisms in biodiversity, ecology and conservation
  • Engage with debates on current and future issues, displaying a deep understanding of global impacts
  • Possibility to complete qualifications on taxonomic identification skills, e.g. Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC)
Our MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation allows you to explore the biodiversity and ecology of larger organisms, habitats and landscapes through various concepts and theories. You will delve into the key themes of conservation and environmental management and develop a range of high-level field and laboratory skills. You will be equipped to apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills effectively in both case studies and real-world examples. On this programme, you will have the opportunity to use Keele's green campus to explore issues facing the planet, apply your learnings and demonstrate your practical skills whilst developing knowledge in various specialisms aligned to your interests. You will strengthen your critical thinking skills through the collection of quantitative data, analysis and experimentation whilst working independently and with peers. Having a hands-on practical approach to your learning will enable you to develop valuable skills as an independent thinker and problem solver, attaining skills to think critically about subject matter with reference to impacts on society as well as broader insights of the 'bigger picture'. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

2:2 degree in any subject or demonstrated relevant professional qualifications or experience

Fees and funding

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Biodiversity and Conservation at Keele University - UCAS