Taught course

Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

•A First Degree, with Honours, in a Science related subject and at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1) •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University Important additional notes Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Gain the skills to protect and manage wildlife and habitats to make a difference to their future survival. Train in the technologies and scientific methods used in modern conservation.

Our course begins with 12 weeks of intensive technical skills training. We follow this with a Behavioural Ecology and Conservation module, which will teach you how to select and apply these techniques to best effect in many different settings.

You'll cover the skills and methods used in modern conservation, including advanced laboratory techniques, satellite tracking, GIS, stable isotope analysis, DNA analysis and field techniques.

You can also personalise your studies from a wide menu of optional modules which focus on different aspects of conservation. These can include a field trip to a research station in Borneo or ecotourism studies in our renowned Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

The final stage of your course will be a major research project with guidance and support from tutors who are world-class researchers.

Our graduates build successful careers in many roles including conservation biologist, scientist or curator at a zoo, conservation educator, ecotourism or environmental consultancy. As a conservationist you can choose work with many organisations, from private companies to NGOs and government departments. You're also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Animal and Environmental Sciences PhD.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Government loans of up to £10,000 available. Visit Anglia.ac.uk/pgfinance for more details

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 01245 686868