Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you ready to make your impact on biodiversity?

Our leading researchers are making an impact through their dedicated research within the field of Ecology and Conservation. Your learning will be heavily influenced by their world-class research, which drives national and international policy agendas around environmental change and global sustainability. Distinct from similar courses offered in the UK, the course concentrates on the biological principles underlying biodiversity, its assessment and management. You’ll learn to identify plants and animals, explore the institutional framework underlying biodiversity and conservation and gain key analytical and practical skills for a range of academic and professional careers. You’ll also gain valuable experience in biodiversity and conservation-related research.

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in conservation, or for further research at PhD level. If you’re already an established conservation professional, our modules provide additional skills to support you to progress in your employment.

The University of Leeds has twice been recognised by the European Union as a "centre of excellence" for biodiversity and conservation training. We believe biodiversity can only be managed and conserved when it can be measured and interpreted properly.

Fees and funding

Masters Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world. If you are a UK student you may be able to receive government support to help towards your tuition fees and living costs.

UK/EU 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

International 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

Biological Sciences International Masters Scholarship

A number of scholarships will be available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Find out more at: https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/masters/dir/scholarships/10024/masters

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
fbspgt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 1418