University of Derby

Conservation Biology

The futures of many species are under threat, with the extinction rate estimated between 1,000 and 10,000 higher than it would be naturally. This course gives you the opportunity to explore the underlying reasons for these threats, and supports you to develop the skills needed to identify environmental issues and find practical solutions. Our facilities include a glasshouse featuring plants from diverse habitats, an insectary housing many different species, and specialist laboratories. The latest addition is our Aquatic Research Facility, which has been developed in collaboration with the Sealife Centre, Birmingham. You'll undertake fieldwork in a range of habitats from the Peak District countryside to a tropical location, and you'll be taught by our excellent team of active international researchers, with research skills in conservation biology and environmental management. Learning from active researchers means you'll gain contemporary knowledge, based on the very latest findings and trends in the sector.

Course modules

Modules may include: conservation biology in principle and practice; ecological surveying; identification for conservation biology; analytical methods for ecologists; critical issues in the environment; environmental impact assessment; environmental policy and law; environmental pollution management strategies; habitat management; tropical conservation biology; wildlife conservation; practical training-based placement; independent scholarly activity.

Assessment methods

Independent scholarly activity.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,240 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 12,240 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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