Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Conservation and Forest Protection

This course focuses on forest plantations and natural forests in tropical, temperate and boreal regions.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree in a biological or related subject or overseas equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Anthropogenic damage, forest pathology and forest pests; biological and chemical control methods; conservation; decision tools; experimental design and statistics; forest ecology, management and conservation; soils, sites and nutrition; systematics of insects and mites; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a combination of written examinations; coursework; and a 18-week research project on a tree or forest-related subject.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 19,800 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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