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University of Southampton: Biodiversity and Conservation

Institution University of Southampton View institution profile
Department Geography and Environmental Science View department profile
Telephone 023 8059 4732
Study type Taught


"Explore Biodiversity and Conservation at a global top 100* university.

This MSc in Biodicersity and Conservation draws on our world-class reputation for environmental research and offers an industry-relevant education for highly-skilled environmental scientists. You'll learn how to accurately monitor species diversity, change, population abundance and distribution, and how to apply these skills to protect the world’s ecosystems and habitats.

On completing the course, you'll be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: - The importance of environmental concepts, terms, principles and methods

  • The value of using techniques and ideas in different subject disciplines

  • The socioeconomic context of environmental issues and the legal framework through which environmental regulation is facilitated

  • Current issues, paradigms and approaches within a specialist subject area of the environmental sciences

  • The contribution of science, engineering and communication to the identification and understanding of environmental issues and concerns

  • The human causes and consequences of environmental impacts and responses to such impacts.

You’ll have the chance to apply geographical information systems, modelling and spatial analysis and acquire the interdisciplinary skills required for effective research project management. You'll graduate primed to begin your career or to continue your exploration in research.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.


The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton includes Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, incorporating the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

We are proud to be part of the University of Southampton, a leading research-intensive Russell Group university in the top 80 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2022) and in the top 15 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2022). 

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