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.
- Zoos and Conservation - Species Conservation - Genetics of Populations - Avian Biology and Conservation - Behavioural Biology - Statistics and Research Design - Practical Techniques (including field course) - Project
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. You will be assessed mostly through coursework, although some units have a formal examination. 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.
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.
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.
Full-time UK/EU £6,930. Non-EU international £13,300. Part-time UK/EU £1,155 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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