Taught course

Applied Wildlife Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

A first degree, with Honours, in a Science related subject and at a minimum final classification of upper second (2:1). Applicants with slightly lower qualifications may be considered if they have substantial work experience in conservation.

For more details please visit the university website.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our course, developed in partnership with environmental organisations to maximise your employability, focuses on the sustainable management of wildlife and habitat and features field trips in the UK and overseas.

Field trips give you the chance to apply your skills whilst working on conservation projects in the UK and abroad. You can choose to go on an exciting residential field trip (usually in Borneo, but this may vary) to explore the issues central to wildlife conservation in situ. There you’ll have the opportunity to visit a research station and apply your skills in a tropical forest conservation project. Every year we also welcome a wide range of guest lecturers who share their inspiring and innovative experiences of working in wildlife conservation.

Over the course of your study, you'll develop skills including the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, research and communication skills. There's an optional laboratory-based module on conservation genetics.

Core modules

  • GIS Tools for Biodiversity Mapping and Conservation
  • Distributions, Landscapes and Conservation
  • Current Topics in Wildlife Conservation
  • Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
  • Communication Skills for Conservation
  • Research Methods
  • Masters Research Project

Optional modules

  • Study Tour: Understanding Biodiversity and Sustainability
  • Practical Applications of DNA Based Technologies

Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

For more details please visit the university website.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Graduates from this course may find employment in the following areas: working as a conservation biologist for an NGO or government body working as an environmental consultant working in the area of education working in related industries (ecotourism).

Course contact details

Admissions Customer Service
01245 686868