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Conservation and Resource Management MRes

Conservation and Resource Management MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Nature Conservation / Protection (Land) Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

Human impacts on the environment have never been greater. As we approach the 6th mass extinction of species and face the prospect of global climate change, we are just beginning to realize how much we depend on ecosystems to provide us with services such as food, water, clean air, waste disposal and fibre. There has never been a more exciting time to study conservation biology and resource management.

The one-year programmes train students to an advanced level in conservation science and resource management, enabling them to become conservation professionals in research or the government, non-governmental organization, and consultancy sectors. The MRes programme has an emphasis on developing individual research skills. Students therefore take 60 credits of taught modules and a 120 credit research project.

Careers: The students go on to a range of conservation and environment positions working for national and overseas NGOs, government departments, while others enter research and continue on to a PhD.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to develop the ability to carry out an individual research project building on the knowledge and skills acquired elsewhere in the programme.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need Bachelor (honours) at 2:1 or above in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience, and with professional qualifications