36 months
2390 GBP/module
1020 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Gain the opportunity to develop relevant skills for employment in the fields of wildlife biology and conservation while studying remotely in this Wildlife Biology and Conservation - Distance Learning program from Edinburgh Napier University.

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The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources.

By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology in the Wildlife Biology and Conservation - Distance Learning program from Edinburgh Napier University , experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge.

Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally.

This is a distance learning course, offering you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and place, possibly alongside a role in the conservation industry.

Course details

This course has been designed in conjunction with employers and professional bodies. 

The main focus is on the development of practical skills to equip you to work in this field.

Although it cannot replicate the experience of on-campus students, your attendance and participation on the field course, together with independent field work will help to develop your competence in these essential aspects. 


Returning graduates, who share their experience of the work environment each year, have emphasised the importance of the skills gained from the course in their subsequent success.

Jobs include:

  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife ranger
  • Education officer
  • Conservation project officer
  • Wildlife Technician
  • Species licensing officer

Our network of alumni have developed  careers with organisations such as:

  • government agencies (e.g. Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, British Columbia Fish and Wildlife)
  • non-governmental agencies and charities (e.g.  Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildlife Trusts)
  • private consultancies (e.g. Jacobs, Atkins, Atmos, Echoes Ecology)

Programme Structure

Course details:

  • Humans and Wildlife
  • Management of Aquatic Protected Areas
  • Scientific Methods
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Field and Lab Skills
  • Principles of Wildlife Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology.
  • We may consider unrelated degrees if you have related work experience and a strong personal statement expressing desire for studying this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2390 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2390 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    1020 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-Taught modules: £1,020
  • Overseas and EU-Taught Modules: £2,390 (tuition per 20 credits)


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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