Taught course

Conservation Science

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The course is highly competitive, and we select people with a strong commitment to a career in international conservation. We don't ask for specific academic qualifications in particular subjects, beyond Imperial's minimum academic standards for an MSc. Instead we are looking for highly motivated and committed people who can show either substantial field experience in a relevant area or evidence of academic ability (ideally both).

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course is taught in partnership with three of the most high-profile conservation practitioners in the UK:

You will be immersed in the ongoing conservation work of these organisations, and will be able to choose six-month research project topics linked to their conservation programmes, ensuring that your project contributes to real-world conservation.

The course provides a strong quantitative basis for conservation work, including decision theory, conservation planning, statistical computing and modelling.

Through learning to collect, analyse and use both socioeconomic and biological information, you will gain a truly interdisciplinary understanding of the theory and practice of conservation.

By the end of the course you will not only have developed an ability to analyse conservation issues, but you will also know how to put this understanding into action, implementing successful conservation projects.

Fees and funding

UK students
For up-to-date information please visit out website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/studentfinance/tuitionfees

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Amanda Ellis
Email
amanda.ellis@imperial.ac.uk