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MRes / MSc Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation

MRes / MSc Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Conservation / Policies Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

Course Summary

Delivered in conjunction with the internationally-renowned Durrell Conservation Academy, this postgraduate degree provides you with an international outlook on species recovery. You'll help meet the global need for academically proficient and technically expert individuals, who can bridge the gap between in-situ and ex-situ approaches to conservation. This course achieved the Highly Commended Award from the Prospects Postgraduate Awards in 2014. You can undertake an international research project using NTU's links with national and international conservation projects.Supported by legislation in many countries, endangered species recovery represents the recognised scientific approach to the conservation of threatened species by way of a recovery plan. This course aims to develop detailed knowledge and experience of recovery planning, and the skills and knowledge associated with in-situ and ex-situ species recovery. The combination of theory and practical sessions will enable you to develop a holistic approach to endangered species recovery and conservation. Part of your study will take place at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT) International Training Centre.

Careers and employability

This course has been designed to enhance employment or research opportunities for graduates from Biology, Conservation, Animal Science degrees. To enhance your employment prospects NTU has links with organisations including: California State University, Stanislaus, Endangered Species Recovery Program, California, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA; California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA; California Living Museum (Zoo), Bakersfield, California, USA; California Department of Fish and Game, California, USA; Center for Land Management, California, USA; Institute for Wildlife Studies, California, USA Bakersfield College, California, USA; Mauritius Wildlife Foundation; Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Paignton Zoo, Living Coats & Newquay Zoo); Chester Zoo; Edinburgh Zoo; Twycross Zoo; Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo.

Different course options

Full time | Brackenhurst Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Learn advanced skills in interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research data relevant to whole-organism biology, and develop a critical understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the collection of data. You'll present your findings and research in a variety of ways, as well as critically evaluating, interpreting and relaying knowledge gained from secondary sources, to peers.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. NTU’s teaching was rated Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught...more

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