Research course

Biological Sciences: Wildlife Behaviour and Conservation pathway

University of Chester · Department of Biological Sciences

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.
  • An interview will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

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.

Why Study Biological Sciences: Wildlife Behaviour and Conservation pathway with us?

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.

How will I be taught?

Teaching can be delivered via lectures, laboratory practical classes, field trips and seminars supplemented by online material such as discussion boards and analytical exercises.

Students will also have the opportunity to contribute to departmental research seminars, a journal club and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

Taught modules are assessed via coursework assignments.

The dissertation project culminates in the production of a paper suitable for peer review publication.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Biological Sciences