University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Biodiversity and Conservation

Environmental scientists are vital for the conservation and enhancement of our biodiversity. The accurate monitoring of species diversity, change, population abundance and distribution are key in the protection and enhancement of our ecosystems. This industry-relevant course provides students with excellent preparation for a career as an environmental scientist in conservation, whether working for local authorities, NGOs or international consultancies.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. environmental sciences, geography, biology) or equivalent training and experience (subject to approval).

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: environmental impact assessment; freshwater ecosystems; global change biology; spatial ecology and conservation; research project development; advanced research project. Optional modules: environmental pollution; deep sea ecology; environmental law and management; geographical information systems; natural resource governance; bioenergy; rivers and fisheries restoration; applied ecology; environmental modelling and spatial analysis; river basin management; new politics of climate change.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Engineering and Environment
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4651