Masters | Postgraduate Course - Biodiversity Conservation MSc, MRes Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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UK/EU: Full-time (1 year) £8,000 Part-time £4,000 (for Year One*) International: £14,500
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Biodiversity Conservation MSc, MRes

Study Details

MRes/MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Increasing pressure on land-use across the world has led to a growing demand for postgraduates with environmental surveying qualifications. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). It provides you with the knowledge you'll need to work within the environmental and ecological consulting and conservation professions.

Why choose this course?

  • Brackenhurst campus is the perfect environment to develop the expertise required for a career in biodiversity conservation.
  • A number of protected species are studied on-site including yellowhammers, great crested newts, badgers and hedgehogs.
  • The latest Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking equipment and surveying techniques are employed by students on this course.
  • The course provides an industry standard approach to career progression into the ecological and environmental consultancy sector.
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to UK and international research projects currently running within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.
  • You will have access to a 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus eco-library.

Module details

  • Conservation Priorities (20 credit points)
  • Species Recovery: Theories, Methods and Techniques (20 credit points)
  • Environmental Assessment and Consultancy (20 credit points)
  • Protected Species Surveying (20 credit points)
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (20 credit points)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credit points)
  • Research Project (MRes 120 credit points, MSc 60 credit points)

Entry Requirements

For 2019 entry you will need:


  • A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree.


  • A minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree.

Other requirements: Work experience in a relevant field

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The diverse and expanding range of job roles include:

• Environmental or ecological consultant
• Biological surveyor
• Species officer
• Reserve warden
• Education officer
• Expedition leader
• PhD researcher.

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