Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, but relevant experience may be taken into consideration.

MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation;MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are looking for a career in conservation, or already have practical conservation experience and want to advance your qualifications, these courses are for you.

You may take the MSc or the MRes which has a greater emphasis on research projects. You can gain academic credits for work related to biodiversity and conservation through our Conservation Internship (sandwich year). A two year part-time option is available.

Both courses will give you an understanding of the biological principles and institutional framework underlying biodiversity and its conservation. Taken with the practical options available this provides you with a personalised breadth of training to equip you for a career in academia and beyond. Many of our students come from overseas.

You will be taught by project work, field courses (Africa and Mediterranean), lectures, practicals, tutorials and workshops.

For more information on studying Biodiversity and Conservation at Leeds please visit the Graduate School website: Faculty of Biological Sciences

Information for international students

The Faculty has many years experience welcoming international students. Students must have IELTS 6.5 overall with not less than 6 in any component or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 92, with no less than 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing, and 23 in speaking.

Fees and funding

Information on fees, funding and finance can be found on our website: Tuition fee deposits for postgraduate Masters applicants

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0)113 343 1418
+44 (0)113 343 4107