Taught course

Biodiversity and Conservation

University of Southampton · School of Geography

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Oceanography, Physics or Zoology.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course will provide you with excellent preparation for a career as an environmental scientist in conservation, whether working for local authorities, NGOs or international consultancies.

Environmental scientists are vital for the conservation and enhancement of our biodiversity. The accurate monitoring of species diversity, change, population abundance and distribution are key in the protection and enhancement of our ecosystems.

Compulsory modules include: Environmental Impact Assessment; Freshwater Ecosystems; Global Change Biology; MSc Research Project; Advanced Quantitative Methods Optional modules include: Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis; Environmental Pollution; Deep Sea Ecology; Environmental Law and Management; Geographical Information Systems for Environmental Consultants; Bioenergy; Applied Ecology; River Basin Management and Restoration.

See course page on the website for full module information.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 4651