Manchester Metropolitan University: Conservation Biology

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Department of Natural Sciences View department profile
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught


The MSc Conservation Biology programme aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of the science which underpins conservation. Students can gain experience of essential techniques and fieldwork. The programme has a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. You can also gain experience in the increasingly important field of conservation genetics.
The course has an international outlook and provides opportunities for students to gain conservation experience overseas. There is a compulsory residential field course which can be in either Poland or Tanzania. Our facilities have recently been updated and you will engage with a large community of research active staff. There are exciting opportunities to complete your MSc research project abroad, for example you may join a project investigating the problems of conserving large mammals outside protected areas in Kenya. We also have links to research projects in many other countries.
Features and benefits of the course:
- Optional two week field course in Northern Tanzania with visits to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Many of our MSc students collect data for their research projects abroad.
- You will have access to recently refurbished laboratories, project facilities and resource rooms with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
- The course is taught by a vibrant community of research active staff. Tutors are currently involved in research in Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritius, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Indonesia as well as the UK and every year many of our MSc students work within this project.

- Flexible course delivery. Most lectures, even for full-time students, take place in the evenings and some units are available in blocks, by self-study or by distance learning. The online virtual learning environment (using Moodle) gives you access to lectures, other course materials and assessment information.


Manchester Metropolitan University
Department of Natural Sciences 


About us
The Department of Natural Sciences is a research-rich academic community, with a well-established reputation in the fields of biology, chemistry, geography and environmental science.

We work with research institutions, industry partners, national organisations and NGOs worldwide, to deliver solutions that address challenges posed in environmental change and sustainability, socio-economic, cultural and political change, health and advanced materials.

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Tel: +44 (0)161 247 1022

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