Applied Wildlife Conservation MSc

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)
2 opinions

£ 7,100 - (Rs 5,83,030)

Important information

  • Master
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Duration:
    15 Months
  • When:
    other dates

Develop the practical skills you need for a career in wildlife conservation. Learn through a mix of face-to-face and distance-learning, on a course that’s been developed in partnership with environmental organisations to ensure you’re skilled and employable in this rewarding area.

Our planet is in urgent need of capable and well-trained wildlife conservationists to find solutions to the problems of biodiversity loss. If you’re passionate about wildlife and planning a career in conservation our exciting Masters course will equip you with the skills you need. You’ll focus on the sustainable management of wildlife and habitats, with an emphasis on developing practical field skills and the ability to analyse and interpret data in the interests of conservation. Our course has been developed with international conservation organisations, so you can be sure you’ll be gaining skills and knowledge valued by employers in the field.

Through your choice of optional modules you'll be able to focus your study on areas such as sustainability, business, wildlife management and behaviour change. Or develop deeper knowledge of skills such as wildlife conservation and biogeography. Field trips give you the chance to apply your skills whilst working on conservation projects in the UK and abroad.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit a research station in Borneo and apply your skills in a tropical forest conservation project. Every year we welcome a wide range of guest lecturers who share their inspiring and innovative experiences of working in wildlife conservation.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Careers areas include conservation biology, environmental consultancy or in conservation education. You may find work in a non-governmental organisation (NGO), charity, zoo, private company, a government body or in a related field such as ecotourism.


Where and when

Starts Location
01 October 2017
01 January 2018
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Jessica Coggins
What I would highlight The course has been amazing, i learnt so much. The best thing about the course was the lecturers as well as the learning environment. The University facilities are all good and kind of new. The support offered by the uni (both academic and personal) is extraordinary. I am referring here to the feedback I have received and also the counselling. A very positive experience! Would highly recommend Anglia Ruskin University.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: March 2017 | Would you recommend this centre?
What I would highlight The Science department is splendid; the conveyance of subject matter is fascinating and locks in. The teachers are exceptionally enthusiastic about their subjects, and its awesome to have the capacity to gain information about their latest studies. The social groups are awesome, a great blend so there will undoubtedly be one that interests you (I adore the untamed life society). There are some awesome offices, for example, the library, business department, and understudies union.

What could be improved Everything OK.

Course taken: September 2016 | Would you recommend this centre?

What you'll learn on the course

Environmental Conservation
Sustainable Energy Systems
Animal Biology
IT Management
Sustainable farming
Marine conservation
Skills and Training
Ecological cultivation
Wildlife Conservation

Course programme

Core modules
  • GIS Tools for Biodiversity Mapping and Conservation
  • Invasive Species and Other Drivers of Distribution Change
  • Communication Skills for Conservation
  • Landscapes, Ecological Networks and Ecosystem Services
  • Current Topics in Wildlife Conservation
  • Research Methods
  • Masters Research Project
Optional modules
  • Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
  • Study Tour: Understanding Biodiversity and Sustainability
  • Better Business
  • Governance and Behavioural Change

Your work will be assessed in a range of ways to reflect the scope and aims of our course. These include assignments, field-work, case studies, group work and presentations.

Additional information

Course duration

January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months (full-time); January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months (part-time).

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £7,100 UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,550 International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,700