University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Conservation and Biodiversity

This programme covers both fundamental and applied aspects of the subject with the flexibility to pursue those areas of most relevance for student's professional development. There is extensive input from practising conservationists from a wide range of collaborating governmental and non-governmental organisations. Substantial field work opportunities in the UK and Africa. Collaborating organisations include: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Marine Conservation Society, Natural England, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. This applied degree provides excellent employability, with our alumni moving into careers such as: ecological consultancy, government conservation in UK and overseas, NGO conservation in the UK (Bat Conservation Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts) and overseas and fully funded PhD positions in ecology and conservation.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in biology or a relevant science subject is required, although a 2.2 with relevant experience will be considered. Applicants from non-science backgrounds will be considered, provided that the 1st degree contained an empirical component, and/or if the applicants have had work experience in the field of conservation/wildlife management.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website.
The compulsory modules from previous years have included; Research Project; Statistical Modelling and Key Skills. Examples of the optional modules can include; Terrestrial Biodiversity and Conservation; ; Marine Biodiversity and Conservation; Preparing for Ecological Consultancy; Approaches in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology; Ecological Census; African Biodiversity and Conservation Field Course; African Behavioural Ecology Field Course and African Conservation Science and Policy Field Course

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 21,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries (Cornwall)
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1326 371801