Taught course

Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

Queen's University Belfast · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

MSc: a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science, such any type of biology (including animal science, biological science, environmental science, marine biology and zoology), agriculture or veterinary science and paleoecology or geography degrees are acceptable. Those who have experience but less relevant degrees will be referred to the School for judgement on a case-by-case basis. Examples of relevant experience include (but are not limited to); farming, zoo work, conservation charities, environmental consultancy, conservation relevant NGOs, relevant Government Departments and overseas conservation volunteering.

PG Diploma: A Pass degree is acceptable from the list of relevant subjects above.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates in the life sciences and with other relevant first degrees for careers in research, industry and other areas of professional employment. It also aims to afford students with appropriate scientific backgrounds the opportunity to expand their knowledge of ecological management and conservation biology.

Information for international students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)28 9097 228