Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 honours or equivalent, preferably in a biological subject but we will also consider applicants from other backgrounds.

Months of entry


Course content

Become an ecological change maker

Solutions to the global biodiversity crisis require an appreciation of the ecological, social, economic, political, and ethical aspects of environmental challenges that influence the way in which we go about conserving the natural world.

Taught by experts in the area of global conservation science and management, this course will provide you with a strong interdisciplinary background in managing biodiversity and natural resources with a focus on aspects such as social, economic and policy. Taking a global perspective, you will be trained in not only in the technical, scientific areas of biodiversity conservation, but also in the broader ethical and social issues that are part and parcel of conservation action on the ground. You’ll also gain first-hand practical conservation experience from one of the world’s leading conservation organisations - The Durrell Institute.

Through an understanding of the way that conservation projects are designed, managed, evaluated, and communicated, you will learn how to deliver effective conservation solutions in any situation.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions