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On this course, you’ll gain an advanced, global outlook on conservation and the positive approaches you can use to address conservation challenges.

In the face of global change, there has never been a greater need for the knowledge and research skills that you’ll develop throughout your studies. These skills will enable you to address the environmental changes facing us today.

How will I study?

In this research-focused course, you’ll work on an in-depth project tackling real-world problems in close contact with your supervisor, with the aim of producing a scientific publication.

You’ll also have access to a variety of modules aimed at giving you skills and experience in all aspects of research, from the laboratory to the editorial desk. This includes unique field modules in Mediterranean and tropical rainforest regions.

You will be assessed through:




-A dissertation


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.


Research in conservation biology at Sussex is carried out primarily in the School of Life Sciences, drawing on expertise within the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme.

Our research interests include:


-Ecosystem services and ecological assessment

-The ecology and conservation of bees and other pollinators

-The ecology and impact of diseases on animals

-Apex predator conservation biology

-The ecology and conservation of biodiversity hotspots

-Assessing the impacts of global change

-The development of policy-relevant strategies to manage human impacts


Graduating from this course will place you in an excellent position to continue scientific research. You will have the skills and experience to move on to a PhD or a career in conservation and related research.

Visit the Conservation Biology - MRes page on the University of Sussex website for more details!




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