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Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science, this course demonstrates high quality and innovative design. With a host of facilities, fieldwork and professional training-based placements you can get hands on, boosting your applied experience.Course descriptionAs the number of species facing extinction continues to grow at an alarming rate, conservation biologists are in greater demand than ever before. This MSc is your pathway to a worthwhile career tackling one of society’s most
Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science, this course demonstrates high quality and innovative design. With a host of facilities, fieldwork and professional training-based placements you can get hands on, boosting your applied experience.
As the number of species facing extinction continues to grow at an alarming rate, conservation biologists are in greater demand than ever before. This MSc is your pathway to a worthwhile career tackling one of society’s most pressing concerns.
Deepen your understanding of the scientific principles underpinning conservation biology and explore practical solutions to environmental problems
Study a course recognised for its high academic quality: this MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
Gain the practical experience you need for a fulfilling career in conservation or environmental management
Undertake a training-based placement to build the skills and qualities most valued by employers
Conduct fieldwork and research in some of the country’s outstanding natural environments: the Peak District National Park is right on our doorstep
Take a global perspective: our Tropical Conservation Biology module takes you to Costa Rica to explore primary and secondary rainforests
Be inspired by our highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are conducting influential national and international research.
How you will learn
You’ll be taught through lectures, guest lectures, workshops, practical sessions in the field and laboratory, and tutorials. There is also the opportunity to go on site visits.
The majority of modules are assessed by coursework rather than by exams. A wide range of assessment methods are used, from oral presentations and poster displays, to scientific and professional reports.
Our MSc equips you with a wide range of skills and knowledge in both biological conservation and environmental management. It could pave the way for rewarding roles in habitat management or environmental consultancy, with conservation agencies or with local or national government.
There are also opportunities to move into industry in roles which bridge environmental management with broader conservation issues – so you could pursue a career in areas such as waste management, energy efficiency or recycling.
This programme is an ideal stepping stone to an academic research career too. You could undertake a PhD to advance knowledge in this critically important field.
The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities.
Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in many subjects, as well as alternative January starts for some courses.
The city of Derby is a vibrant urban hub in the East Midlands, and is packed with activities and services ranging from culture to clubs, shopping to sport.