MSc Conservation Biology

Why choose this course?


As the number of species facing extinction continues to grow at an alarming rate, conservation biologists are in greater demand than ever before. This MSc is your pathway to a worthwhile career tackling one of society’s most pressing concerns.

  • Deepen your understanding of the scientific principles underpinning conservation biology and explore practical solutions to environmental problems
  • Study a course recognised for its high academic quality: this MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Gain the practical experience you need for a fulfilling career in conservation or environmental management
  • Undertake a training-based placement to build the skills and qualities most valued by employers 
  • Conduct fieldwork and research in some of the country’s outstanding natural environments: the Peak District National Park is right on our doorstep
  • Take a global perspective: in the past our students have even studied in Singapore as part of our Tropical Conservation Biology module
  • Be inspired by our highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are conducting influential national and international research


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