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
- the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
- the Institute of Zoology, the research division of the Zoological Society of London
- the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
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
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
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||25|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||25|
|Dissertation||50 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Amanda Ellis