Taught course

Biodiversity and Conservation

University of Southampton · Geography and Environmental Science

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Entry requirements

Upper Second Class Honours degree in a science related subject from an approved University. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with alternative qualifications plus relevant experience in the environmental sector to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Biodiversity and Conservation is unique in its field-based and applied nature. Students will be trained in the field, in data analysis methods, and in analytical skills to understand and evaluate the challenges of our time. Students will work with stakeholders on complex problems to ensure that they are fully aware of the challenges of working in the environment and sustainability sectors.

In the first semester, you are required to complete three compulsory modules, and select one other from a wide range of choices. In the second semester, you take two compulsory modules, and select two further optional modules. The range of modules available in both semester is broad and can be tailored to suit your specific interests within this area of expertise. You will also be required to complete the MSc Research Project.

Compulsory modules include:Advanced Quantitative Methods, Freshwater Ecosystems. Optional modules include: Bioenergy, Practical Skills in Remote Sensing, Water, People and Environment: Cambodia Field Course, Global Challenges in Biology.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 4651