University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Environmental Conservation

This programme is for individuals already working in environmental conservation who seek to broaden or update their knowledge, and for graduates who wish to become professionally involved in conservation and environmental management. Professional and conservation organisations have advised on the content of this degree, ensuring strong links between the programme and the needs of the conservation industry and it has received a 'Best Practice' award from the IEEM. The programme is structured around four compulsory courses that integrate theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary conservation and environmental management.

Entry requirements

An appropriate first degree at 2.1 or above, in an ecological, scientific or environmental management discipline or relevant personal/professional experience. Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles and practice of environmental conservation; environmental law and policy; restoration ecology; research methods for postgraduates; techniques in applied ecology; environmental conservation project; environmental impact assessment; ecology and conservation of estuaries and coastal zones; managing tourism in protected areas; issues and principles in responsible tourism; conservation and the environment; introduction to GIS.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examinations, coursework and assessments that are practically focused using real-world examples and case studies. Portfolios demonstrating competencies are an important component and are taken away to provide a tangible record to show potential employers.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,350 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

Key information

Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
020 8331 9000