Taught course

Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation

Nottingham Trent University · School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

Entry requirements

MRes- a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours Biological Sciences degree. MSc - a minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent honours Biological Sciences degree. Applicants with an equivalent level of industrial or professional work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Supported by legislation in many countries, endangered species recovery represents the recognised scientific approach to the conservation of threatened species by way of a recovery plan. This course aims to develop detailed knowledge and experience of recovery
planning, and the skills and knowledge associated with in-situ and ex-situ species recovery.

The combination of theory and practical sessions will enable you to develop a holistic approach to endangered species recovery and conservation. Part of your study will take place at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT) International Training Centre.

The two Masters-level degrees offer you the opportunity to undertake an international research project using NTU’s links with conservation projects in North America, Sweden and South Africa.

What you'll study
  • Conservation Priorities
  • Species Recovery: Theories, Methods and Techniques
  • Captive Breeding and Husbandry
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Research Project

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1636 817099