Our course begins with 12 weeks of intensive technical skills training. We follow this with a Behavioural Ecology and Conservation module, which will teach you how to select and apply these techniques to best effect in many different settings.
You'll cover the skills and methods used in modern conservation, including advanced laboratory techniques, satellite tracking, GIS, stable isotope analysis, DNA analysis and field techniques.
You can also personalise your studies from a wide menu of optional modules which focus on different aspects of conservation. These can include a field trip to a research station in Borneo.
The final stage of your course will be a major research project with guidance and support from tutors who are world-class researchers.
Course duration: 12 months full-time or 28 months part-time (September starts), 15 months full-time or 33 months part-time (January starts).
Our graduates build successful careers in many roles including conservation biologist, scientist or curator at a zoo, conservation educator, ecotourism or environmental consultancy. As a conservationist you can choose work with many organisations, from private companies to NGOs and government departments. You're also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Animal and Environmental Sciences PhD.
Modules & assessment
Core modules: Technology and Techniques in the Study of Animal Behaviour Behavioural Ecology and Conservation Research Methods Research Project
Optional modules: Practical Applications of DNA Based Technologies Study Tour: Understanding Biodiversity and Sustainability GIS Tools for Biodiversity Mapping and Conservation Introduction to Sustainability and Systems Communication Skills for Conservation Governance and Behavioural Change Better Business Changing Distribution and Invasive Species System Pressures
We'll assess your progress with a combination of assignments, case studies, group work and presentations, as well as your major project.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.