What will I learn?

This course has been designed to equip graduates with practical and analytical skills that can be applied to solve real world conservation problems. Our course begins with intensive technical training in animal behaviour. This is coupled with a Behavioral Ecology and Conservation module, in which you will learn how to select and apply animal behaviour techniques to best effect in many different settings. During the course, you'll have opportunities to learn more about the methods used in modern conservation, including advanced laboratory techniques, satellite tracking, GIS, stable isotope analysis, DNA analysis and field techniques. You can also choose to go on an exciting residential field trip (usually in Borneo, but this may vary) to explore the issues central to wildlife conservation in situ. Alternatively you may wish to choose to further develop your theoretical and practical skills in the application of DNA technologies, which are widely used in modern conservation and animal behaviour research.

The final stage of your course will be to undertake your own major research project with guidance and support from tutors who are world-class researchers in global change ecology, animal behaviour and welfare, and conservation genetics and evolution. Recent developments in conservation biology have emphasized the need for conservation scientists to utilize knowledge and practical skills from animal behaviour research to enable us to develop effective solutions to the loss of biodiversity. If you are passionate about animals and their conservation, our exciting Masters course will provide you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in animal conservation. Through consultation with international conservation organizations our Masters course has been designed to equip graduates with practical and analytical skills that can be applied to solve real world conservation problems.

Which department am I in?

Anglia Ruskin University

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£13,700.00 (US$ 17,876) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7; a recognised pre-Masters course

For international students

Students will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent.

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About this uni

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of £100 million in the last few years on facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
  • Libraries open 24/7