Entry requirements

Undergraduate (first- or upper second-class) or postgraduate degree in of biology, zoology, geography and ecology or closely related discipline

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Wildlife Conservation at a global top 100* university.
With climate change challenging our conservation efforts, now is the time to play a role in the future of conservation by studying our MRes Wildlife Conservation course. We’re the only university in the UK offering a Masters of Research in close collaboration with a conservation organisation.
This collaborative programme is jointly delivered by the University of Southampton and Marwell Wildlife, an action orientated conservation organisation dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a conservation biologist, helping you to protect the future of our wildlife.
You will be taught by active conservation biologists and undertake an eight-month research project, feeding into the wider ongoing research at Marwell that is having real-life conservation implications. Unlike other institutions you will have the opportunity to highlight three projects you have an interest in and will be assigned to a project based on your preferences before starting the programme. Project topics include:
  • Species Integrity
  • Ecosystem Function
  • People and Nature
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a field course to Kenya, as part of the taught component of the programme.
*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: A university approved English language qualification taken within the past two years prior to enrolment, such as IELTS.

  • IELTS overall 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check Southampton's subject and country funding for opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)23 8059 4732