Anglia Ruskin University Wildlife Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University Wildlife Conservation

Develop the practical skills you need for a career in wildlife conservation. Our course, developed in partnership with environmental organisations to maximise your employability, focuses on the sustainable management of wildlife and habitat and features field trips in the UK and overseas.

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 skills and the ability to analyse and interpret data in the interests of conservation.

Over the course of your study, you’ll develop skills including the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, research and communication skills. There’s an optional laboratory-based module on conservation genetics.

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.

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.

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