Taught course

Applied Wildlife Conservation

UWE Bristol · Department of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Become a specialist wildlife conservation practitioner with practical skills, experience and knowledge to protect the world's most vulnerable species, habitats and ecosystems. Learn from our partnerships with major conservation organisations to prepare for a rewarding career.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Bristol Zoological Society
  • Wild Place Project.

MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation is not just theoretical. It's designed to give you practical experience of advanced contemporary techniques for conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. Delivered in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bristol Zoological Society (BZS), the course is unique in the way it prepares you for practical conservation.

There's a pressing need for conservationists to create and work with emerging technologies. The course focuses on developing your innovation and entrepreneurial skills. You'll develop your practice in ecosystem and species conservation, communication and effecting behaviour change, ensuring you're able to maximise opportunities for biodiversity conservation.

Hands-on conservation experience

Teaching is delivered via a series of intense four-day, face-to-face teaching blocks, combined with online distance learning. You'll experience first-hand conservation in practice with fieldtrips to landmark conservation projects, including a four-day residential trip to the Knepp Wildland.

Teaching is split between BZS and UWE Bristol staff, with some additional content from other partner organisations, such as Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts. Most teaching blocks include at least one guest tutor from an outside organisation, and some assignments require you to network with local conservation managers.

You'll have the opportunity to network with practising conservationists and ecologists from a wide range of organisations. Interact with experts engaged in ground-breaking conservation projects across the globe. This gives you the opportunity to develop your professional network and hone your skills towards the job you want.

We're pleased to inform you that Bristol Zoo Gardens plans to expand as they move to their Wild Place location in the next few years. This relocation will enable their team to develop future-facing wildlife conservation projects and education facilities. This puts UWE Bristol in the unique position of being co-creators of this state-of-the-art facility, providing exciting new opportunities for you as a wildlife conservation student.

For more information See our listing for this course on the UWE website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button, further down this page.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

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

UWE Admissions
+44(0)117 32 83333