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Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science, this Conservation Biology course from University of Derby demonstrates high quality and innovative design. With a host of facilities, fieldwork and professional training-based placements you can get hands on, boosting your applied experience.

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Overview

As the number of species facing extinction continues to grow at an alarming rate, conservation biologists are in greater demand than ever before. This Conservation Biology course from University of Derby is your pathway to a worthwhile career tackling one of society’s most pressing concerns.

  • Deepen your understanding of the scientific principles underpinning conservation biology and explore practical solutions to environmental problems
  • Study a course recognised for its high academic quality: this MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Gain the practical experience you need for a fulfilling career in conservation or environmental management
  • Undertake a training-based placement to build the skills and qualities most valued by employers 
  • Conduct fieldwork and research in some of the country’s outstanding natural environments: the Peak District National Park is right on our doorstep
  • Take a global perspective: our Tropical Conservation Biology module takes you to Costa Rica to explore primary and secondary rainforests
  • Be inspired by our highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are conducting influential national and international research

Careers

Our MSc equips you with a wide range of skills and knowledge in both biological conservation and environmental management. It could pave the way for rewarding roles in habitat management or environmental consultancy, with conservation agencies or with local or national government.

There are also opportunities to move into industry in roles which bridge environmental management with broader conservation issues – so you could pursue a career in areas such as waste management, energy efficiency or recycling.

This programme is an ideal stepping stone to an academic research career too. You could undertake a PhD to advance knowledge in this critically important field.  

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Biology in Principle and Practice 
  • Identification for Conservation Biology 
  • Tropical Conservation Biology
  • Analytical Methods for Ecologists
  • Environmental Impact Assessment 
  • International Environmental Policy and Law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (lower second or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK fee: £1,070 per 20 credits (Full-time/Part-time)

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

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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