Taught course

Conservation and Biodiversity

University of Exeter · Biosciences

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Biology or a relevant science Please see the website for full information.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year full-time Masters programme is taught at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall by the Centre for Ecology and Conservation. The course has a significant research component, with substantial fieldwork opportunities in the UK as well as a field course in Africa. There is a high degree of input from conservationists in collaborating governmental and non-governmental organisations. This participation takes a variety of forms, including guest lectures, field visits and specific training courses, but may also include providing research projects in their organisations. Collaborating organisations include: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Marine Conservation Society, Natural England, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Biosciences Cornwall Taught Admissions
+44 (0)1326 371801