You’ll study in Cambridge, where you’ll benefit from specialist guest lecturers and our links with local conservation organisations such as the British Antarctic Survey and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Field trips will give you the opportunity to work on conservation projects in the UK and abroad. As well as a number of day field trips, we offer an optional residential field trip, usually overseas, to enable you to explore issues central to wildlife conservation and sustainability, in situ.
Key practical skills you’ll gain include the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software to map and analyse species distributions and support conservation planning, and statistical analysis skills.
You’ll develop research skills, and we’ll also support you to gain communication skills important in your future career as a scientist or conservationist engaging with non-governmental organisations and the wider public.
As a student on ARU’s MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation you can choose to study full- or part-time.
This is one of two postgraduate degrees in animal conservation on offer at ARU. You can also learn how an understanding of animal behaviour can help solve conservation problems with our MSc Animal Behaviour Applications for Conservation.
Graduates from this course may find employment in the following areas:
- working as a conservation biologist for an NGO or government body
- working as an environmental consultant
- working in the area of education
- working in related industries (ecotourism).