University of Chester

University of Chester

Wildlife Conservation

This programme covers a wide-range of areas within wildlife conservation; staff are involved in pioneering projects, including welfare assessment for conservation and the Scottish Wildcat Project, which has helped lead the development of wildlife forensics as an academic subject area; students study wildlife crime, supported by conservation genetics; in addition, the understudied area of welfare in conservation is a focus and students have the opportunity to obtain essential Field Identification Skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2.2 Honours degree, which normally has a significant content of biological science (e.g. biology, biological sciences, environmental science, animal behaviour etc); or substantial relevant working experience together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level. Overseas candidates should also be competent in English and have achieved, as a minimum, IELTS-6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: conservation genetics; wildlife crime; behaviour and welfare in wildlife conservation; managing wildlife populations and landscapes; biodiversity informatics; field research techniques for wildlife conservation; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through coursework; the coursework assessment may focus on laboratory reports, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000