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Wildlife Conservation

The world currently faces its first human-induced massed extinction event, due to the non-sustainable use of the planet's resources. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that more than 20% of all vertebrate species are at immediate risk of extinction because of human activities. This crisis is being tackled at different levels by conservation professionals and scientists.

This course will provide you with the skills you will need as a wildlife conservation scientist, enabling you to solve or mitigate these problems.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (such as biological sciences, anthropology or veterinary science) with a minimum classification of 2:2.

We also welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria, but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Course modules

  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Conservation Planning for Wildlife
  • GIS and remote sensing applied to Wildlife Conservation
  • Contemporary topics in Conservation Management
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Invasive Species Biology
  • Field Monitoring of Biodiversity
  • Wildlife Health and Disease
  • Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Essay, project, presentation, dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


For up-to-date fees, visit the University of Salford's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 6 months
Full-time September 2017 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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