Conservation Ecology

MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: MSc: 12 months, PGDip: 8 months, PGCert: 8 months

Part time: MSc: 24 months, PGDip: 20 months, PGCert: 8 months




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


Global ecosystems are battling for survival. For decades, human activity has caused our planet untold damage. But there’s hope. We believe that a different kind of human activity can save it.

Our MSc Conservation Ecology degree gives you the skills to tackle the urgent global ecological crisis. Our lecturers, with their real-world experience, will prepare you for a rewarding career that requires strong species identification, ecology, technology, and communication skills.

Conservation needs a diversity of passionate, innovative and motivated people. So this course welcomes those with a science background and those looking for a career change. You are also welcome if your background is in:

  • the medical profession
  • journalism
  • business
  • social sciences’
  • humanities; or other areas.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain translatable skills that can make a valuable contribution to conservation.

Join us and be the change you want to see in the world.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.