12 months
25500 GBP/year
14500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Conservation Science and Policy programme at The University of Exeter examines both scientific and policy-oriented aspects of conservation. Teaching covers the breadth of this important field, examining how conservation goals may be achieved under climate change scenarios, in combination with food security requirements, while taking social justice issues into account. 

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  • Delivered by internationally-recognised experts
  • Enjoy the flexibility to pursue those areas most relevant to your professional development
  • Get involved with conservation practitioners from a wide range of collaborating governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Take part in the Kenya field course, which includes visits to some of East Africa’s most famous conservation areas


The Conservation Science and Policy programme at The University of Exeter  is aimed at individuals who are interested in working at the interface of environmental science and social science. The programme has been developed with recent graduates in mind as well as more professionally experienced individuals, for example people currently employed in fields of conservation or related areas, who wish to develop further their knowledge and research skills.

We are committed to providing you with quality personal support throughout your degree to ensure that when you leave us, you feel informed, prepared, and well equipped to reach your full potential in your future career.

Career destinations

As a graduate of the programme you will be well prepared to pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as:

  • Public sector conservation and policy
  • Environmental and conservation consultancy services
  • Non-governmental and charity work
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

You will also be ideally placed if you wish to progress to doctoral research in social or life sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Project
  • Statistical Modelling
  • The Art of Science
  • Terrestrial Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Planning and Leading Conservation Projects
  • GIS in Conservation Science
  • Protected Areas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • Pearson 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

  • £7,250 part-time
International fees per year:
  • £12,750 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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