Research course

Conservation Biology

University of Sussex · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant subject such as biology, ecology, zoology or conservation. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

On this course, you’ll gain an advanced, global outlook on conservation and the positive approaches you can use to address conservation challenges.

In the face of global change, there has never been a greater need for the knowledge and research skills that you’ll develop throughout your studies. These skills will enable you to address the environmental changes facing us today.

Why choose this course?

  • 90% of Biological Sciences research quality was rated as world-leading or internationally-excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • We are part of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme, which provides an excellent interdisciplinary research environment spanning the School of Life Sciences, the School of Global Studies, Sussex Law School, SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit and the Institute of Developmental Studies.
  • We are situated in the Brighton and Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and surrounded by the South Downs National Park.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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