Taught course

Wildlife Conservation

University of Southampton · Biological Sciences

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Entry requirements

MRes Wildlife Conservation is designed for graduates and postgraduates of biology, zoology and ecological disciplines (2:1 or first class degree), and those currently already working at conservation organisations

Months of entry


Course content

Develop the skills and knowledge required of a 21st century conservation biologist on our unique MRes Wildlife Conservation, a collaborative provision programme with conservation Non Government Organisation (NGO), Marwell Wildlife. You will consider conservation along a spectrum, from individuals to species, to populations and communities.

Why study an MRes? A Master of Research (MRes), has some taught elements, but the main focus is on research skills (usually 33% taught, 66% research), while Master of Science (MSc) degrees are largely taught courses (typically 66% taught and 33% research).

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 will be taught by active conservation biologists, and undertake a 8-month research project, feeding into the wider ongoing research at Marwell, which has real-life conservation implications. Unlike other institutions, during the application process you will have the opportunity to highlight 3 projects you have an interest in and will be assigned to a project based on your preferences before starting the programme. You will also undertake a field course to Kenya (unless the political situation deteriorates, in which case we will seek an alternative location), as part of the taught component of the programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 2980