Taught course

Conservation and Management of Protected Areas

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You'll need an honours degree or equivalent in ecology, wildlife biology, geography, acquatic or terrestrial biology, zoology, conservation management, agriculture or land management. Alternatively, you may have a degree equivalent qualification or a degree without Honours plus appropriate experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, field work and independent study.

Trimester 1

  • Humans and Wildlife;
  • Scientific Methods;
  • Wildlife Management.

Trimester 2:

  • Evolution & Taxonomy;
  • Management of Aquatic PAs;
  • Field and Laboratory Skills.

Trimester 3:

  • Research project.

In this module you will conduct an independent piece of research, either as a practical laboratory-based project, or a piece of qualitative research (e.g. surveys). This involves design, development and implementation of a programme of research in a particular field of study relevant to your programme of study.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

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up-to-date fee & funding information


Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18-27 months


full time
6 months
part time
12-18 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0)8452 60 60 40