Taught course

Conservation Science

Imperial College London · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree. Substantial field experience may be considered in place of a degree.

Months of entry


Course content

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

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 five-month research project topics linked to their conservation programmes, ensuring that your project contributes to real-world conservation.

You will also participate in group projects based at these three organisations.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Amanda Ellis