Research course

Wildlife Conservation

University of Southampton · Centre for Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (first- or upper second-class) or postgraduate degree in biology, zoology or ecology or a closely related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is a unique collaboration, jointly delivered by Southampton and Marwell Wildlife, a conservation charity with a zoological park as part of its conservation profile. It is the only wildlife conservation programme currently available in the UK to offer such a high degree of interaction between a university and a conservation organisation. Our aim is to produce individuals with the skills, experience and academic credentials required for employment as conservation biologists.

The course is based on a full calendar year, running from September until late September. Programme-specific modules will be taught by Marwell Wildlife’s team of conservation biologists. You will attend taught modules at the zoological park and a field course at Marwell Wildlife’s conservation science site in Kenya, followed by an eight-month research project, jointly supervised by a Marwell Wildlife conservation biologist and a Southampton academic. At Southampton, you will be based in the iconic Life Sciences Building where you will take a research and statistical skills module as well as weekly tutorials.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Fees depend on which research project is applied for.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Natural and Environmental Science
+44 (0)23 8059 4348