Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Biodiversity Conservation

Students study the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. Topics covered include biodiversity assessment and monitoring, site survey, management and restoration, data analysis, ecological principles and regulatory frameworks. You will learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, and hone your ability to communicate effectively. Field based teaching features throughout to capitalise on the location within a biodiversity hotspot. Situated on the Dorset coast, BU is within easy reach of outstanding environments of global importance for conservation, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Wessex Downs, Dorset heaths, Poole Harbour and New Forest. The teaching staff are specialists in biodiversity conservation and form the Conservation Ecology and Environmental Sciences Group within the School of Applied Sciences.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. Relevant subjects include biology, ecology, environmental sciences, earth and geographical sciences.

Course modules

Core modules: Field ecology skills; frontiers in biodiversity science; nature conservation management; research project; plus optional modules; geographical information systems; quantitative ecology; past environmental change; biodiversity and ecosystem services; career development in biodiversity and conservation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

Key information

askBU Enquiry
Telephone number: 
01202 961916