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Course summary

"Explore Wildlife Conservation at a global top 100* university. With climate change challenging our conservation efforts, now is the time to play a role in the future of conservation by studying our MRes Wildlife Conservation course. We’re the only university in the UK offering a Masters of Research in close collaboration with a conservation organisation. This collaborative programme is jointly delivered by the University of Southampton and Marwell Wildlife, an action orientated conservation organisation dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a conservation biologist, helping you to protect the future of our wildlife. You will be taught by active conservation biologists and undertake an eight-month research project, feeding into the wider ongoing research at Marwell that is having real-life conservation implications. Unlike other institutions you will have the opportunity to highlight three projects you have an interest in and will be assigned to a project based on your preferences before starting the programme. Project topics include: Species Integrity Ecosystem Function People and Nature You will also have the opportunity to undertake a field course to Kenya, as part of the taught component of the programme. *QS World University Rankings 2023.


For a full list of modules, please visit our website.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through practical exercises, stakeholder presentations in Kenya, a research project report, and through your assignments.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (first- or upper second-class) or postgraduate degree in of biology, zoology, geography and ecology or closely related discipline

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information
Wildlife Conservation at University of Southampton - UCAS