Teaching is delivered via a series of intense, four-day, online teaching blocks, combined with online distance learning.
Teaching is split equally between BZS staff and UWE Bristol staff, with some additional content from other partner organisations, such as Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts.
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.
Most teaching blocks include at least one guest tutor from an outside organisation. Some of the module assignments will require you to network with conservation managers from your local area too.
Careers / Further study
The Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been developed with a wide range of stakeholders from the ecological consultancy and charity sectors. We use their feedback to ensure the skills you gain are the ones employers are looking for. On completion of the course, you will be excellently placed to seek work in national and international conservation organisations and ecological consultancies, government agencies or even to set up your own NGO.
You may choose to continue your conservation research or go on to doctorate-level studies. The course also gives you the potential to become a chartered member of the Institute of Environmental Management.
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- Advanced ecosystem conservation in practice
- Advanced species conservation in practice
- Communication for conservation
- Innovation and Enterprise in Conservation
- Research Project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.
- Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits
- Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
- MSc - 180 credits
DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Animal Sciences View 110 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in United Kingdom
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You will need:
- a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a subject which contains a core grounding in conservation, ecology and environmental science, or
- equivalent, from a recognised overseas institution, or
- to have at least three years' experience of working in the environmental sector, specifically in areas related to biodiversity conservation.
- If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English Language requirements, such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components
- All applicants will be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.
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International14750 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14750 GBP per module during 12 months.
National8400 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8400 GBP per module during 12 months.
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.