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MSc Zoo Conservation Biology

Manchester Metropolitan University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Manchester
English
Manchester Metropolitan University

Program description

MSc Zoo Conservation Biology

Zoos play a crucial role in animal conservation. Whether they’re carrying out important research into animal behaviour, taking part in breeding programs, educating the public or advising policymakers, they are crucial players in international conservation.

Study our masters in Zoo Conservation Biology and you can play your part too, as you develop expertise in the science which underpins the management and maintenance of captive populations, and explore the links with species conservation on a worldwide scale.

The main core unit is Zoo Conservation, which we deliver with the help of our partners at Chester Zoo – giving you access to the zoo’s collections and facilities. Within the program you can participate in a field course in Poland, Ecuador or East Africa or apply for a three-month work placement at a zoo or aquarium. Other core units, delivered at our Manchester campus, include practical techniques and analysis, statistics and research design and organismal genetics. Amongst a wide range of option units, you’ll also have the chance to specialise in subjects like species recovery and behavioural biology.

This all then feeds back into your master’s research project, where you’ll combine your own data collection with background research and data analysis, and communicate your findings in a comprehensive dissertation.

It’s a degree that takes a strong numerical and research-orientated approach, backed up with essential practical skills. As such, you’ll leave us with a valuable range of professional tools to help you succeed in this rewarding area.

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

  • Tuition fee for UK and EU students: £9,500 per year.
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International and Channel Island students: £17,500 per year.

Qualification

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.

  • Professional development - You’ll have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies.
  • You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Masters Degree (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Career opportunities

This is a course that can pave the way to a wide range of career paths and professional possibilities, providing a route into animal management within captive populations.

By the time you leave us, you should be equipped to pursue animal management, research, advisory and educational roles with a wide range of organisations, from zoos to environmental consultancies, and government research bodies to NGOs. You might also decide to continue your studies onto PhD level.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you finish your course. Dedicated careers and employability advisors in the Department of Natural Sciences and the Environment and the University Careers Service will help you find the role that’s right for you.

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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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M1 5AL Manchester
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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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