MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation

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Introduction

Develop the skills you need for a rewarding career in wildlife conservation. Learn from environmental experts and get hands-on experience of tools such as GIS and PCR. Communicating conservation messages and data handling are core parts of this exciting Masters course.

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Introducing our Masters in Applied Wildlife Conservation

Investigate current issues in conservation and make a difference in conserving species. Learn from industry experts and get hands-on experience on field trips.

Our planet urgently needs 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, this Masters degree will equip you with the applied skills you need.

You’ll focus on the sustainable management of wildlife and habitats and learn how to analyse and interpret data in the interests of conservation.

Our MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation has been developed with international environmental organisations, so you can be sure your skills and knowledge will be valued by employers.

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Hands-on learning

Study MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation at ARU and:

  • use state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including biosciences laboratories in our Science Centre
  • join field trips, and learn about conservation projects in the UK and internationally
  • connect with conservation organisations in Cambridge and beyond
  • team up with a conservation NGO for your Masters Research Project.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

Careers

Our MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation will prepare you for careers in areas such as conservation biology, environmental consultancy and conservation education.

You may also develop a career within a non-governmental organisation (NGO), charity, zoo, private company, a government body or in a related field such as ecotourism.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Biology. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.

KAJA

“I studied conservation at ARU and now work as a key scientific co-ordinator reintroducing European bison to Germany. It’s an amazing role that involves management of bison herds; conducting research on ethology and ecology [and] participating in international conferences.”

KAJA

MSc Animal Behaviour Applications for Conservation graduate

Kaja's story

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