Prepare for employment in the competitive wildlife conservation sector
Emphasis is placed on CV development
Relevant extracurricular activities help you to hone the skills and qualities desired by employers
Less than 50% of the contact hours are spent in a lecture room
What will you study?
Species and habitat conservation
Management of vertebrates for conservation
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
What career can you have?
All our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, whether that is the ability to identify plants, carry out environmental assessments or use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques. As a University of Reading MSc graduate, you will be well equipped to work in the field or the lab, and in the private or public sector. Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in research either in industry or in universities.
Typical roles of graduates from our ecology and wildlife-based MSc programmes include conservation officers, project managers, field ecologists and environmental consultants. Graduates from our biomedical MSc programme typically go on to pursue PhD studies or work in the pharmaceutical industry.