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Manchester Metropolitan University MSc in Global Conservation Biology
Manchester Metropolitan University

MSc in Global Conservation Biology

Manchester, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 21,000 / per year *


* full-time fee for EU and Non-EU International Students


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 of species conservation and the factors driving extinction. You’ll also look at the sustainable use of resources and learn valuable statistical techniques for analyzing ecological data.

But this course is as much about practice as it is about theory. While the core units include a field trip to a European destination, Turkey or Tanzania*, your master's project also has a practical focus, demanding in-depth research before you present your findings.

Throughout, you’ll be supported by experienced academics who bring their real-world expertise directly to the classroom as you prepare to make your own way in the world of conservation. The international lens of this degree sets you up for a career that could take you across the globe.

*All overseas field trips are subject to any international travel restrictions and/or availability. There may be additional costs for all overseas trips, such as the costs associated with getting travel visas.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn alongside world-leading researchers – 100% of our Ecology and Environment research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent and we are ranked 5th in the UK for impact in Environmental Science (REF 2021)
  • Investing in your future – We’re transforming our science and engineering campus. Opening in 2024, the Dalton building provides a professional study environment with world-class facilities, including a 200-capacity Superlab, so that you’re well prepared to experience life within a modern industry setting when you graduate
  • Flexible learning – Make time for research, lab work, and independent study thanks to evening lectures, all backed up by our online learning platform.
  • Expert teaching – Learn from a passionate community of teaching staff who bring extensive experience of field research into the classroom to shape your studies
  • Overseas fieldwork opportunities – You will gain valuable practical experience in ecological and data collection techniques through our Field Course Unit, with the opportunity to visit some of the most famous wildlife sites in the world, including the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park
  • Explore your research interests – You’ll have the opportunity to carry out your research in association with staff projects across the world or with partner organizations such as conservation bodies and zoos
  • Excellent on-site research facilities – We are home to one of the UK’s only university-based Amphibian Conservation Research Facilities which works with zoos to determine the best way to conserve amphibians in captivity and halt their ongoing decline.



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