University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Conservation Leadership

This course is designed for those who have a specific knowledge of conservation, public policy, business strategy or the voluntary sector anywhere in the world; the course trains students to address the challenges of biodiversity conservation in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner, by focusing on an understanding of the root causes of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss; it seeks to develop leadership potential by promoting students' capacity to understand the links among drivers of biodiversity loss and to enable students to think creatively about conservation solutions across organisational, political boundaries and economic sectors.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent; 3-5 years' relevant postgraduate experience.

Course modules

Modules include: conservation problems and practice; conservation enterprise; conservation management; communicating conservation; conservation governance; innovation for conservation leadership.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on 6 essays or exercises, plus a project placement report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MPhil Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606