University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Biodiversity and Conservation

This course are suitable for graduates wishing o enter a career in conservation or to prepare for a research studentship. They are also suitable for those with practical conservation experience wishing to improve their knowledge of biological processes and advance their qualifications. You may take the MSc or the MRes, which has a greater emphasis on research projects. A part-time option over two years is also available. Both courses will give you an understanding of the biological principles and institutional framework underlying biodiversity and its conservation. Taken with the practical options available, this provides you with a personalised breadth of training to equip you for a career in academia and beyond. Students benefit from strong links with external partners, including teaching from Natural England and the Environment Agency. You will be taught through project work, field courses (Africa or Mediterranean), lectures, practical's, tutorials and workshops. Modules include: introductions to GIS skills for ecologists; conservation genetics; habitat management; plant identification; community ecology; and practical conservation skills.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, but relevant experience may be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Biological Sciences
Telephone number: 
0113 343 1418