M.Sc. On Campus

Conservation Biology

University of Kent

12 months
22300 GBP/year
13900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Conservation Biology programme from University of Kent gives you the knowledge base and practical experience required for a career in conservation - where you’ll address some of most important challenges facing the world today.


The Conservation Biology programme from University of Kent has been designed for wildlife managers with practical experience in international conservation looking to acquire formal scientific training, as well as students with academic qualifications looking to progress in the field of biodiversity conservation and environmental management.


The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. DICE programmes combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.

Our alumni progress into a wide range of organisations across the world. Examples include: consultancy for a Darwin Initiative project in West Sumatra; Wildlife Management Officer in Kenya; Chief of the Biodiversity Unit – UN Environment Programme; Research and Analysis Programme Leader for TRAFFIC; Freshwater Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Head of the Ecosystem Assessment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); Community Based Natural Resource Manager, WWF; Managing Partner, Althelia Climate Fund; and Programme Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Conservation
  • Research Methods for Social Science 
  • Population and Evolutionary Biology 
  • Research Skills for Natural Sciences
  • Ecotourism and Rural Development Field Course 
  • Economics of Biodiversity Conservation 
  • Leadership Skills for Conservation Managers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience.

  • In exceptional circumstances we admit applicants without a first degree if their professional career and experience shows academic achievement of a high enough standard.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU students - £16800


  • UK: £6950
  • EU: £8400
  • Overseas: £11150

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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