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Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

12 months
14750 GBP/module
8400 GBP/module
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This Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is not just theoretical. It's designed to give you practical experience of contemporary techniques for conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world.  

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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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced ecosystem conservation in practice
  • Advanced species conservation in practice
  • Communication for conservation 
  • Innovation and Enterprise in Conservation
  • Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
  • MSc - 180 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14750 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14750 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    8400 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8400 GBP per module during 12 months.


Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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