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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

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 programme 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 55%

    53rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    79th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    19

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