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Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management, MSc

Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management, MSc

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 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

Biology Environmental Biology Environmental Studies Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management explores relationships between living organisms and terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

You investigate interactions resulting from natural and anthropogenic processes, benefiting from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues.

This course provides the skills and confidence to work in related fields such as environmental management and conservation.


Completing this Environmental Biology MSc provides a full range of core skills, enabling you to pursue a successful career within biology and ecology. These are a small number of recent biology graduate destinations.

  • Ecologist (Jacobs Engineering & CSA Environmental)
  • Delivery officer (Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council)
  • Project officer (Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust)
  • Hydrometry and telemetry officer (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Benthic taxonomist (Oceanology Ltd)
  • Wildlife and education officer (Ipswich Borough Council)

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.


Students in this course will learn to identify scientific papers of relevance using literature databases, to appraise the results of scientific research and effectively extract information of relevance, and to present the results of a literature search in a clear and logical manner within a correctly structured essay format
Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class (2:2) (with 55% average) honours degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related field.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more