Taught course

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

This is not designed to be a conversion course. The FT and PT programmes are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and consequently carry detailed entry expectations. The part-time nature of the DL programme does allow for some entry level flexibility but you will be expected to cover the same materials as FT students so we look for a science based Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/ zoology/environmental management. If you have good experience in data analysis, statistics, Geographical Information systems (GIS), you may also be accepted onto the programme.

We may consider unrelated degrees if you have extensive related work experience and your personal statement indicates efforts to gain the necessary ecological and analytical skills required to succeed, for example by taking short courses.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain the opportunity to develop relevant skills for employment in the fields of wildlife biology and conservation while studying remotely.

The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources.

By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge.

Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally.

This is a distance learning course, offering you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and place, possibly alongside a role in the conservation industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040