Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

University of the West of England

Key Information

Course duration: 1 year

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: MSc - Master of Science


Home students: £7,900 per year
EU students: £7,900 per course
Overseas students: £14,500 per year

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The Course


This exciting course is not just theoretical. It's designed to give you hands-on experience of contemporary and advancing techniques for conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. It's delivered in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bristol Zoological Society (BZS), and is unique in the way it prepares you for complete practical conservation. Alongside developing your abilities and practice in ecosystem and species conservation, communication and effecting behaviour change, the MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice course has a strong emphasis on developing your innovation and entrepreneurial skills. There is an ever more pressing need for conservationists to create and work with emerging technologies to ensure we maximise the opportunities for biodiversity conservation. Become a specialist wildlife conservation practitioner with practical skills, experience and knowledge innovation to protect the world's most vulnerable species. Learn from our conservation partners and work with major conservation organisations to prepare for a rewarding career. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards in this course.

The course has been developed with a wide range of stakeholders from the ecological consultancy and charity sectors. We use their feedback to ensure the skills you gain are the ones employers are looking for. On completion of the course, you will be excellently placed to seek work in national and international conservation organisations and ecological consultancies, government agencies or even to set up your own NGO. You may choose to continue your conservation research or go on to doctorate-level studies. The course also gives you the potential to become a chartered member of the Institute of Environmental Management.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Frenchay Campus
  • January 2020 at Frenchay Campus

University of the West of England

University League Table Ranking: 58th

The University of the West of England, Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West of England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

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Postal Address

Applied Sciences
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

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