Edinburgh Napier University
Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc
Edinburgh Napier University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our course is the first course in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources. By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge. Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally.

This is the first and only degree in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

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Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.
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Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2.2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology. If English is not your first language you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5 (or an equivalent qualification).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Edinburgh Napier University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Edinburgh Napier University

Located on the outskirts of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Napier University delivers courses and programmes that have earned the institution recognition from QS University Rankings, as well as awards in the category of Student Satisfaction. The university operates from three separate campuses depending on the subject that the learner chooses to pursue - Sighthill, Craiglockhart, and Merchiston. Prospective students can expect to find Game Laboratories, Professional Music Studios, Conference Centres, and much more.

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Where is this programme taught

Sighthill
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