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MSc Conservation Management

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Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management Biology Of Specific Environments

Course type


Course Summary

How do we repair ecological damage? What’s the best way to protect our environment for future generations? Study the skills and theory you need at the level your career demands.

You’ll develop professional field skills and expertise on our conservation management course. Immerse yourself in the ecological theory behind habitat management and restoration. Learn to identify and survey plants, vertebrates and invertebrates to a professional standard.

We make sure you become confident in safe and ethical professional working practices with over 25 days of fieldwork including our week-long residential course.

We’ll also help you find a 2-4 week work placement with a conservation organisation or ecological consultancy. You’ll have the chance to put your knowledge into practice and make industry connections.


Vertebrate Monitoring and Management provides you with a species-centred approach to conservation which utilises field-based monitoring techniques for mammals and amphibians such as bats, newts and small mammals. Through field activities you will enhance your skills in navigation (map and compass) and health and safety assessment. You will also gain experience of data handling and interpretation through follow-up practical sessions. Scientific writing will be developed through critical evaluations of strategies for monitoring species of conservation interest (including rare or invasive species) and through interpreting data collected to inform a range of management approaches.

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Entry requirements

Students should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more

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