Taught course

Conservation and Biodiversity

Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

Months of entry


Course content

This scheme offers great flexibility of choice with a wide range of modules to meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. This vocational degree offers you the chance to blend ecological and environmental science topics with those from areas such as social science, geography, and statistics.

You will gain an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biotic environment whilst learning important skills related to environmental monitoring and management.

Graduates have gone on to careers in the environmental and conservation sectors, as well as further study for a PhD.

Modules on offer include:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Geoinformatics
  • Habitat Management
  • Lake Ecology
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Governance
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Using the National Vegetation Classification
  • Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
  • Wildlife Population Ecology

Other modules available can be found on our website.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500 per year
International students
£19,500 per year

Please visit our website for further information on funding: www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 510257