Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Conservation and Management of Protected Areas

Protected areas are recognised as a key tool in conservation. Governments often use their designation as evidence of their commitment to the environment but optimal site selection and monitoring may be lacking. This programme will equip you with the relevant theories involved in the selection of terrestrial and aquatic protected areas as well as the practical skills required to monitor and manage them.

Entry requirements

Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2.2 or above with a background in: ecology, zoology, wildlife biology, veterinary science, environmental science, biological sciences, geography, conservation management, land management, aquatic or terrestrial biology. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have a degree equivalent qualification or a degree without Honours plus appropriate experience.

Course modules

Trimester 1: wildlife management, humans and wildlife, scientific methods. Trimester 2: evolution and taxonomy, management of aquatic protected areas, field and laboratory skills. Trimester 3: independent research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,510 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,614 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning
Sighthill Campus Edinburgh EH11 4BN Scotland

Key information

Information Office
Telephone number: 
0333 900 6040