Research course

Wildlife Conservation

Institution
University of Southampton · Centre for Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

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

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/international.page

Fees and funding

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding/pg-fees-funding.page

Fees depend on which research project is applied for.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Natural and Environmental Science
Email
pgafnes@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4348