Advanced Topics in Conservation (C1841)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

On this module you’ll focus on current issues in conservation as you develop your independent learning.

Topics include, but are not limited to,

  • intensive farming practices
  • rewilding projects
  • national parks and protected areas
  • invasive species
  • issues in marine conservation.

You’ll study a selection of important conservation topics in depth, with flexibility for investigating sub-topics.


45%: Lecture
55%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: