Taught course

Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, such as animal sciences, biology, environmental sciences or ecology.

Months of entry


Course content

You study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor. You develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification, you develop your academic understanding, contribute to relevant research and meet local practitioners.

You’ll build up both your academic understanding and your practical skills relating to conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem management.

You will:

  • meet local people involved in national, statutory and non-governmental conservation organisations in the sector
  • develop an understanding of the sector and its issues
  • enhance your CV so that you are in a strong position in the job market, or so that you can embark upon a PhD.

Also, not least, we hope you will enjoy your learning of this fascinating and extremely worthwhile subject so that you can potentially make a difference to our beautiful but threatened planet.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Helen Adamson - Senior Tutor
+44 (0) 191 208 6915