Taught course

Conservation Leadership

Institution
UWE Bristol · Department of Applied Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

See the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located further down this page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Conservation Leadership at UWE Bristol, is the only course of its kind in the UK that offers the career-ready experience of shadowing a Conservation Project Leader for six months.

The Master's in Conservation Leadership is unique in that it covers the theoretical elements that underpin the design, implementation and evaluation of a conservation project. The course will expand your skills and knowledge in wildlife conservation leadership through personalised learning and practical experience, making practice-led teaching a centrepiece of its curriculum.

You'll gain experience shadowing a Conservation Project Leader, co-developing project objectives and creating a bespoke work-based practical experience that best suits your career path and aspirations.

For theoretical knowledge, modules will specifically address vital aspects of project design and management, showing how these skills underpin effective conservation projects that maximise real-world impact.

Our course addresses a high-level skill gap in the sector, maximising graduate employability while remaining versatile, forward-facing, and practical-oriented in its delivery.

This degree is aimed at early career professionals and recent BSc graduates interested in mid-level or senior-level roles within the conservation sector, that require experience in conservation leadership and project management.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our MSc in Conservation Leadership will provide a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience by shadowing a UWE Bristol or Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) Conservation Project Leader over six months. Students will become up-and-coming professionals who have supported and contributed to the growth of their projects, gaining first-hand conservation leadership experience.

The course will be delivered by UWE Bristol and BZS. From our close collaboration with industry in delivering this MSc, you'll benefit from enhanced graduate employment opportunities within the sector. Course content is delivered by highly experienced conservation scientists who are leading on national and international conservation projects.

The Master's provides outstanding learning while addressing global challenges, fostering our sustainability commitment and inspiring students to become world-leaders in tackling environmental issues, including climate change and biodiversity loss.

Where can it take me?

The MSc serves as a unique training platform, targeting early to mid-career conservationists looking to expand skills, get a promotion, or secure a leadership role in the conservation sector.

The skills you will gather will be directly transferable to other leadership and management positions in the sustainability and climate change sector.

For more information, including the most up to date module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located further down this page.

Information for international students

See the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located further down this page.

Fees and funding

See the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located further down this 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

For more information, including the most up to date module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located further down this page.

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
Admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 32 83333