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MSc Zoo Conservation Biology


Course Description

Description

This MSc in Zoo Conservation Biology is run in close collaboration with the North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) and is designed to produce graduates who want to develop careers in the research, management and re-introduction of captive populations.

The theory unit is studied at Chester Zoo. There is also a three month work placement which can take place at any zoo in the UK or overseas and we will help you organise this. A wide variety of option units in conservation and animal behaviour are available, including a field course in Tanzania. The programme is completed with a research project relevant to zoo conservation.

Core units

- Avian Biology and Conservation
- Behavioural Biology
- Genetics of Populations
- Masters Project in Conservation and Behaviour
- Practical Techniques
- Species Conservation
- Statistics and Research Design
- Zoos and Conservation

Study pattern

The theory unit is studied at Chester Zoo. There is also a three month work placement which can take place at any zoo in the UK or overseas and we will help you organise this. A wide variety of option units in conservation and animal behaviour are available, including a field course in Tanzania. The programme is completed with a research project relevant to zoo conservation.

Course delivery is flexible and most lectures take place in the evening. Lectures, other course materials and assessment information is available online via our online learning platform, Moodle.

Formal teaching begins in September and finishes with the field courses in mid-May or mid-July. Student research projects are usually completed by the end of September.

Career prospects

This course is run in close co-operation with The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo). It is designed to produce graduates who wish to develop careers in the research, management and re-introduction of captive populations.

Visit the MSc Zoo Conservation Biology page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

At least an upper second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour or environmental science is normally required. Applicants from different academic backgrounds or without formal qualifications - but with equivalent experience - will also be considered.

Course Fees

Full-time UK/EU £8,460. Non-EU international £14,400. Part-time UK/EU £2,400 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.


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