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About

Taught by experts in the area of global conservation science and management, this Global Conservation Science course from University of Leeds will provide you with strong interdisciplinary expertise in managing biodiversity and natural resources with a focus on social, economic and policy aspects. 

Overview

Taking a global perspective, you will be trained in not only in the technical, scientific areas of biodiversity conservation, but also in the broader ethical and social issues that are part and parcel of conservation action on the ground. You will become skilled in areas such as geographic information systems (GIS), decision science and research methods. You’ll also gain first-hand practical conservation experience from one of the world’s leading conservation organisations - The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Through an understanding of the way that conservation projects are designed, managed, evaluated, and communicated, you will learn how to deliver effective conservation solutions in any situation. You’ll be highly employable in both the public and third sectors, for example the Wildlife Trusts, Worldwide Fund for Nature, the RSPB, and The Nature Conservancy, as well as by non-governmental organisations, where a multidisciplinary understanding of real-world problems is needed to arrive at effective solutions.

Career opportunities

On graduating from this Global Conservation Science course from University of Leeds, you’ll be able to engage with all aspects of conservation work at a leadership level. You’ll be highly employable in both the public and third sectors, for example the Wildlife Trusts, Worldwide Fund for Nature, the RSPB, and The Nature Conservancy, as well as by non-governmental organisations, where a multidisciplinary understanding of real-world problems is needed to arrive at effective solutions.

With a clear understanding of how to manage environmental problems from multiple perspectives, you’ll also have the necessary knowledge and skills to work within public sector organisations such as Natural England, the Environment Agency, and regional equivalents around the world.

The dedicated Employability and Professional Development Officer will support you throughout your time with us, ensuring that you’re aware of events and opportunities, with a goal of helping you into graduate employment. In addition, our Masters career development programme will support you to:

  • Explore career options and career planning.
  • Understand the PhD application process and optimise PhD application.
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media for effective networking and career opportunities.
  • Practice interviews for both job and PhD applications.

Programme Structure

Please check the up-to-date programme structure on the official programme website.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper 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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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 honours or equivalent, from a biological, environmental, or social science subject, with a strong interest in conservation and a commitment to interdisciplinary study. Given a strong interest and experience in conservation, we will also consider applicants from other backgrounds.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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