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Conservation and Ecology

Our fight to save the planet is the key challenge of our time. NTU's conservation and ecology courses are taught at our stunning Brackenhurst Campus, and they’ll equip you with the contextual knowledge and practical skills to tackle the biggest threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Conservation and Ecology at NTU

Over 40,000 species worldwide are currently threatened with extinction. At NTU you’ll become the conservationists and ecologists making a positive impact on a global scale.

Our oceans are polluted, key habitats are being lost to deforestation and climate change, and global animal populations have declined by over 50% since 1970. Now, more than ever, the planet needs protecting.

Conservation and Ecology at NTU is taught by a team of experts, exploring the natural world and the impact we have on it. You’ll graduate with a well-rounded knowledge and skill set, enabling you to make a difference.


in the UK for ecology and environmental biology students who are positive about the academic support on their course (Full-time first degrees, National Student Survey 2023).


of BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation (sandwich) students would recommend NTU (NTU Student Survey, 2023).


student satisfaction for MSc / MRes Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation (full-time) (PTES 2023).


of MSc / MRes Biodiversity Conservation students (all routes) would recommend studying at NTU (PTES 2023).


in the UK for the number of undergraduate students studying ecology and environmental biology (HESA data 2021/22).

Watch our Conservation and Ecology videos

Take a look at our subject videos to get a feel for studying at NTU. You'll hear more about our courses from our students and take a tour of our facilities.

An introduction to Conservation and Ecology at NTU

Where can you go with a Conservation and Ecology degree?

Many of our graduates are working across the sector as ecological consultants, rangers or guides in safari parks. Some graduates have worked for the BBC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as nature presenters. Others have found future careers in organisations including:

  • Natural England
  • the Wildlife Trusts
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • FrogLife
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

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