We’re focused on helping you to discover and develop the skills you need to build a better future – both for you and the natural world.
Sustainability and conservation underpin all we do here in animal and environmental sciences. So, no matter which of our postgraduate courses you choose, this could be your next step towards identifying, measuring and ultimately solving the challenges facing our environment. Many of our graduates are already doing just this for organisations that include the Zoological Society of London, the RSPB, the Wildlife Trust and DEFRA.
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Gain an understanding of the application of animal behaviour to conservation, and develop the practical skills you need for a career in animal conservation. You'll train in the technologies and scientific methods used in animal behaviour research and how these can be applied to solve modern conservation problems.
Develop the practical skills you need for a career in wildlife conservation. The course was developed in partnership with environmental organisations to ensure you’re skilled and employable in this rewarding area. It allows development of skills including the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, research skills and communication skills, with an optional laboratory-based module on conservation genetics.
As a postgraduate researcher you will join an interdisciplinary group which is well-connected with industry and fellow research institutions worldwide. PhD candidates are encouraged to take an active role in the department's research community in areas currently spanning global change ecology, conservation and animal behaviour and welfare.
Combine doctoral research with your full-time career, and make a substantial contribution to the development of professional practice in your area. We can offer supervision in specialisms including animal and environmental sciences, biomedical science, built environment, computing, engineering, molecular biology, psychology, sound engineering or sport and exercise science.
Pursue your research degree with an internationally known institute that works with influential partners, including government and industry.
Be part of our Global Sustainability Institute and learn in partnership with the Eden Project. You'll meet sustainability researchers from a range of disciplines and learn from inspirational practitioners as well as hands-on experience. This unique blend of distance learning with residential stays in Cambridge and in Cornwall provides an opportunity to study full-time whilst working part-time without relocating.