Taught course

Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, such as:

  • animal sciences
  • biology
  • environmental sciences
  • ecology
  • other science degree with relevant experience, voluntary or paid.

Months of entry


Course content

You'll study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor in this master's in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

You'll develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification. You'll also:

  • expand your academic understanding
  • contribute to relevant research
  • meet local practitioners.

This master's in conservation is suitable for graduates with a background in ecology, biology and environmental science. It would also suit those with an interest in wildlife who are seeking a career change towards conservation, habitat management or ecological consultancy.

You'll benefit from our strong links with public and private sector organisations including:

  • Northumberland National Park
  • Natural England
  • local Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • local Wildlife Trusts
  • Forestry Commission
  • National Trust
  • local ecological consultancies.

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Information for international students

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 course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 191 208 6915