Manchester Metropolitan University
Zoo Conservation Biology
This MSc in Zoo Conservation Biology is run in close collaboration with the North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) and is designed to produce graduates who want to develop careers in the research, management and re-introduction of captive populations. The theory unit is studied at Chester Zoo. There is also a three month work placement which can take place at any zoo in the UK or overseas and we will help you organise this. A wide variety of option units in conservation and animal behaviour are available, including a field course in Tanzania. The programme is completed with a research project relevant to zoo conservation.
At least an upper 2nd-Class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour or environmental science is normally required. Applicants from different academic backgrounds or without formal qualifications - but with equivalent experience - will also be considered.
Modules include: Zoos and conservation; species conservation; genetics of populations; avian biology and conservation; behavioural biology; statistics and research design; practical techniques (including field course); project.
You will be assessed mostly through coursework, although some units have a formal examination. Student research projects are usually completed by the end of September.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Manchester Campus||Manchester||M15 6BH||North West|
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