MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation


Online Edinburgh Napier University    School of Applied Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year | 3-4 years
Biological Sciences (4)

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The MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills for a career in wildlife biology and conservation. Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, this programme offers full-time, part-time, and distance learning options. You will learn to address the challenge of preserving biodiversity in the face of human demands on resources. The course focuses on practical employability skills and covers topics such as population quantification, biodiversity assessment, and wildlife management. Fieldwork is an integral part of the programme, and you will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week intensive field course in Scotland. Graduates have gone on to work for environmental consultancies, government agencies, and wildlife organizations. To be eligible for this programme, you should have a Bachelor's degree (Honours) at 2:2 or above, preferably with a background in ecology or biology. For more detailed entry requirements and application guidance, please visit our website.

About the course

Develop relevant skills for employment in the fields of wildlife biology and conservation.

Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation is available as Full-time, Part-time and Distance learning.

The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources. By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology.

This programme is not designed to be a conversion course. The full-time and part-time programmes are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and consequently carry detailed entry expectations which are likely to be met if you have a science-based Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/zoology/environmental management.

View more detailed entry requirements and application guidance on our website.


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