Research course

Biological Sciences: Wildlife Behaviour and Conservation pathway

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject or demonstrate equivalent experience in a related field, e.g. wildlife conservation, behaviour or ex situ conservation.

Relevant research experience in the field or laboratory is expected.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This is a research-focused Master's training course in Wildlife Behaviour and Conservation. Robust scientific evidence is a critical tool for conservation scientists responding to the challenges of mitigating biodiversity loss. This course focuses on developing investigative research skills while addressing applied questions in wildlife behaviour and conservation.

The course provides a strong foundation, giving you the opportunity to develop a career in academic or applied wildlife science.

Our lecturers work with a diverse range of study species, including mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and invertebrates, both in the wild and ex situ. Members of the team are recognised as conservation specialists by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and manage two European Endangered Species Programmes.

Your project will contribute directly to one of our partnerships with national and international in situ and ex situ conservation programmes.

Your individual supervisor will guide acquisition of professional skills and facilitate networking and engagement in your specialist field. Our proactive, diverse and expanding research community provides extensive opportunities for peer-learning and collaboration in conservation research.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgradmissions@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511 000