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Conservation Biology MRes

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Environmental Biology Biology (General) Conservation / Protection Of Specific Environments

Course type


Course Summary

On this course, you’ll gain an advanced, global outlook on conservation. You learn positive approaches you can use to address conservation challenges.

In the face of global change, there’s never been a greater need for the knowledge and research skills that you’ll develop on this course. These skills will enable you to address the environmental changes facing us today.

We are part of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP). The SSRP provides an excellent interdisciplinary research environment through the School of Life Sciences, the School of Global Studies, Sussex Law School, SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit and the Institute of Developmental Studies (IDS).


Graduating from this course will place you in an excellent position to continue scientific research. You will have the skills and experience to move on to a PhD or a career in conservation and related research.


In this module, you explore the theory that underpins rewilding covering: Pleistocene and Holocene baselines; natural process function; trophic cascades; keystone species. You also considers the process and application of rewilding to deliver ecological and social benefits.

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

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your qualification should be in a relevant subject such as biology, ecology, zoology or conservation. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.