Our planet is in urgent need of capable and well-trained wildlife conservationists to find solutions to the problems of biodiversity loss. If you’re passionate about wildlife and planning a career in conservation, the Applied Wildlife Conservation programme at Anglia Ruskin University will equip you with the skills you need. You’ll focus on the sustainable management of wildlife and habitats, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and the ability to analyse and interpret data in the interests of conservation. Our course has been developed with international conservation organisations, so you can be sure you’ll be gaining skills and knowledge valued by employers in the field.
Field trips give you the chance to apply your skills whilst working on conservation projects in the UK and abroad. You can choose to go on an exciting residential field trip (usually in Borneo, but this may vary) to explore the issues central to wildlife conservation in situ. There you’ll have the opportunity to visit a research station and apply your skills in a tropical forest conservation project. Every year we also welcome a wide range of guest lecturers who share their inspiring and innovative experiences of working in wildlife conservation.
Careers areas include conservation biology, environmental consultancy and conservation education. You may find work in a non-governmental organisation (NGO), charity, zoo, private company, a government body or in a related field such as ecotourism.
- GIS Tools for Biodiversity Mapping and Conservation
- Distributions, Landscapes and Conservation
- Current Topics in Wildlife Conservation
- Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
- Communication Skills for Conservation
- Research Methods
- Masters Research Project
- 12 months
- 28 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Animal Sciences View 110 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in United Kingdom
- A first degree, with Honours, in a Science related subject and at a minimum final classification of upper second (2:1). Applicants with slightly lower qualifications may be considered if they have substantial work experience in conservation.
International15000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8400 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.