University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Conservation Science and Policy

This programme examines scientific and policy-oriented aspects of conservation. Students understand issues and scenarios around climate change, food security and social justice. Students have the opportunity to tailor the programme to focus on those areas of most interest or relevance to their professional development. The course includes a Kenya field trip to some of East Africa's most famous conservation areas. Integral to the whole programme is extensive liaison with conservation practitioners from a wide range of collaborating governmental and non-governmental organisations such as Butterfly Conservation, Marine Conservation Society and Natural England; and a broad suite of organisations in Africa including Kenya Wildlife Service, Solio Ranch and Wildlife Direct. Key individuals from some of these organisations contribute to classes and field visits and a number of our project students will be placed with such organisations.

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways 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 can include: Dissertation; understanding environmental change; environmental sustainability in practice; key skills. Examples of the optional modules can include: Terrestrial biodiversity and conservation; marine biodiversity and conservation; preparing for ecological consultancy; statistical modelling; governing sustainability 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penryn Campus Falmouth TR10 9EZ South West

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