12 months
17450 GBP/year
10995 GBP/year
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The MRes in Wildlife Conservation from University of Wolverhampton allows you to engage in substantial research and to develop your own independent research skills in the conservation subject area.


The MRes in Wildlife Conservation from University of Wolverhampton is especially suited to students contemplating PhD study, who wish to gain more research experience before embarking on a doctorate.

What you'll learn

You will receive training in all aspects of research: from project design to the use of advanced techniques in data collection and analysis, and the dissemination of research findings through conference presentations and publication. You will work alongside our staff engaging in current research in the department, either in the UK or at overseas locations (subject to any government travel restrictions).

You’ll spend the first semester studying three taught modules. You will build your knowledge and skills in field survey and GIS mapping and in conservation genetics. The research methods module will prepare you to undertake your own extended research project, supervised by our staff and either laboratory-, field- or zoo-based. The project will run during semester two and the summer period. Based on your own research findings, you will prepare a poster presentation and research paper for publication.

Potential Career Paths

The course prepares you for a role as a conservation professional, whether you continue on to PhD study or enter employment after the MRes. In particular, it gives you opportunities for entry into conservation-type roles in the UK and overseas, where higher-level qualifications are essential for demonstrating subject knowledge and technical competency.  Such roles are found in a host of statutory and non-governmental organisations across the wildlife and conservation sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Survey and Monitoring Techniques
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Extended Research Project
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a 2:1 or first class honours in a related science degree (biology, zoology, Wildlife Conservation). In addition you will need to have achieved at least a 2.1 in your final year BSc research project.
  • We will also consider applicants who have substantial research experience in wildlife conservation equivalent to these qualifications.
  • Offers made will be subject to receipt of a suitable reference.
  • Please indicate in your personal statement the area or areas within wildlife conservation that you would be interested in undertaking research. The potential subject areas for research projects next academic year are posted on this course page in January.
  • Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5).
  • For qualified applicants you will be asked to attend an interview with the potential supervisor to discuss your suitability for the research project.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17450 GBP/year
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  • National

    10995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10995 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 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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