Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Zoo Conservation Biology

This programme provides an opportunity to specialise in a vital area of wildlife conservation; students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to manage zoological collections effectively, ensuring that the needs of the animals and the species that they represent are understood and satisfied; Paignton zoo environmental park has an international reputation, and is involved in research projects based at both the zoo itself and also in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria; the formal link between the university of Plymouth and Paignton zoo environmental park provides an exciting environment in which students can develop as conservation biologists.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates with experience in a relevant area are also encouraged to apply. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Animal conservation; animal health and welfare; animal metabolism and nutrition; applied animal behaviour and management; postgraduate research skills and methods; research project; zoo organisation and business management.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,921 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,921 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 443 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858