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MSc Conservation Biology

Manchester Metropolitan University
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Manchester
English
Manchester Metropolitan University

Program description

MSc Conservation Biology

The world’s habitats are undergoing rapid transformation. The impacts of climate change are causing species extinction at an unprecedented rate. Conservation biology as a discipline looks at the science behind these changes – including the identification of ecosystems at risk, ways of conserving biodiversity, and the role of genetics and demography.

With our masters, you’ll tackle all that and more, gaining the knowledge and skills for a career at the forefront of conservation. You’ll explore the scientific background to species conservation and the factors driving extinction. You’ll also look at the sustainable use of resources and learn valuable statistical techniques for analysing ecological data. With a range of option units, you’ll be able to specialise in areas like species recovery and behavioural biology.

But this program is as much about practice as it is about theory. While the core units include a field course to Poland, Ecuador or East Africa, your masters project also has a practical focus, demanding in-depth research before you present your findings.

Throughout it all, you’ll be supported by experienced academics, who’ll bring their real-world expertise direct to the classroom as you prepare to make your own way in the world of conservation. And with the international focus of this degree, it’s a career journey that could take you literally anywhere.

Admission requirements

You’ll need a good UK honours degree – normally a 2:1 – or the international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour or environmental science. We might also consider your application if you have several years’ professional experience in a related field.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Full time

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £17,000 per year

Part time

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £1,542 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £2,834 per 30 credits studied per year

Qualification

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.

Career opportunities

This is a course that can open a wide range of career paths and professional possibilities, providing a route into animal management, pest control, teaching, environmental education and more. While it provides the skills and understanding you’ll need to take your first steps in this area, it’s also a valuable option if you’re already in a relevant role – with many students taking our masters courses as part of their professional development.

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you’ve finished our course. We have a variety of services to help you take the next step, from dedicated employability advisors to careers fairs and networking events.

By the time you leave us, you should be equipped to pursue a career with organisations like environmental consultancies, government research and advisory bodies, zoos and NGOs, or to continue your studies onto PhD level.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...


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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University


  1. Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
  2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
  3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
  4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
  5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
  6. Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
  7. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
  8. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
  9. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
  10. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
United Kingdom

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You can unsubscribe by using links at the bottom of our communications or by contacting international@mmu.ac.uk. For further information about our use of your personal data and your data subject rights, please see our Enquirers and Prospective Student Privacy Notice: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/privacy-notices/enquirers-prospective-students/

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