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Postgraduate Biology and Biosciences

Our MSc Conservation Management combines the expertise of the field biologist with practical experience of managing habitats. A firm emphasis is placed on fieldwork, biological identification skills and experience of a broad range of management issues.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of biodiversity, geographic information systems and conservation practice, explore the diversity of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, and learn field-based monitoring techniques for mammals and amphibians.

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MSc Conservation Management student Jessica Maxwell

The course really is second to none in terms of skills preparation and real-world experience. It’s brilliant.

Jessica Maxwell

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The Biosciences building incorporates impressive, modern laboratories, offering exciting and highly relevant practical experience in some of the best equipped facilities in the country.

Resources include fluorescence and scanning electron microscopes, DNA extraction and analysis equipment, climate controlled insectaries and specialist information technology facilities. A dedicated microbiology suite is located in the adjacent Tech Hub building.

A number of the leading nature reserves in the country are in close proximity. You will be taught within a short travelling distance of impressive field sites such as one of the finest saltmarsh and dune systems in Europe, restored mires of international importance, hay meadows and limestone woodlands. Almost adjacent to the University is a farm sympathetically managed for biodiversity, as well as a mixed woodland.