University of Derby: MSc Conservation Biology

InstitutionUniversity of Derby View institution profile
Department Life Sciences
Telephone 01332 591167
Study type Taught


The futures of many species are under threat, with the extinction rate estimated between 1,000 and 10,000 higher than it would be naturally. This course gives you the opportunity to explore the underlying reasons for these threats, and supports you to develop the skills needed to identify environmental issues and find practical solutions. Our facilities include a glasshouse featuring plants from diverse habitats, an insectary housing many different species, and specialist laboratories. The latest addition is our Aquatic Research Facility, which has been developed in collaboration with the Sealife Centre, Birmingham. You’ll undertake fieldwork in a range of habitats from the Peak District countryside to a tropical location, and you’ll be taught by our excellent team of active international researchers, with research skills in conservation biology and environmental management. Learning from active researchers means you’ll gain contemporary knowledge, based on the very latest findings and trends in the sector.


University of Derby

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At the University of Derby, your future is our focus; with expert academics bringing a wealth of industry experience, continuous investment in cutting-edge facilities and research, and fantastic support for our students. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, we offer a wide range of courses and study methods including full-time, part-time and online learning.

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