Taught course

Conservation Science

Imperial College London · Department of Life Sciences

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


Course content

This unique course will give you the skills required for success in the highly competitive field of international conservation.

It 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.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


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

Course contact details

Amanda Ellis