MSc Conservation and Resource Management
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. Our 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.
This is inevitably an inter-disciplinary subject. Our programmes benefit from the wide experience of teachers in the Schools of Environmental and Biological Sciences, with backgrounds in disciplines including conservation biology, ecology (including marine and population ecology), genetics, environmental planning, ocean science, management, law, and geography. Our programmes provide ample scope for individual research projects supervised by staff with research interests including socio-economic issues, historical impacts, climate change, conservation of rare species, and habitat management.
We've over 90 active PGR students
£7 million investment
The University's recent £7 million investment in marine ecology and the creation of the new School of Environmental Sciences have resulted in excellent research and teaching facilities.
Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation.
Tuition fees (Home/EU)
The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows:
Fee for this course: £6,000
International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University.
International fee for this course: £16,300
I enjoy having the opportunity to spend all my time working on one specific project. There are no boundaries and you are flexible to develop your own research, there is no limit to what you can achieve as a postgraduate if you have support from your supervisors.
The research is so varied so no week is the same as the last. I am away on fieldwork quite often working on research ships but when I am in the University I am processing data on the computer and in the labs, writing up results, preparing for conferences and demonstrating to undergraduate students.
I have a comfortable office with access to all the resources I need. If equipment and facilities are in high demand, the staff in the department do everything they can to help you gain access. When I have requested specialist books they have been ordered for me. If the university doesn’t have a particular resource they help me gain access to it through other universities.
I enjoy having the opportunity to spend all my time working on one specific project. There are no boundaries and you are flexible to develop your own research, there is no limit to what you can achieve as a postgraduate if you have support from your supervisors. The support from other postgraduates is invaluable especially those that are further along in their PhD. They know what the common problems are and help you through them. It is also nice to help new PhD students judging from your own experiences.