Higher Education Opportunities

 

Undergraduate degrees*

Foundation Degree in Integrated Wildlife Conservation
Offered in collaboration with University of the West of England
 
Foundation Degree in Zoological Management
Offered in collaboration with the University of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science
Offered in collaboration with University of the West of England

*Registration for these degree programs is through the collaborating institutions. All prospective students are encouraged to attend Bristol Zoo during the affiliated institution’s Open Days for more detailed information.

Postgraduate Students

We currently offer two taught MSc Degrees as well as opportunities for MSc by Research students co-supervised by BZS Conservation Science Department staff.

MRes in Applied Sciences

Offered in collaboration with University of the West of England, We are offering a primarily laboratory-based research project: ‘Using DNA derived from dung-beetle intestines to diagnose over-hunting in tropical forests’.

This project would suit a motivated student with laboratory experience and an interest in invertebrates and genetic analyses. The deadline for applying is the 31st August 2019.

(When you apply please contact Dr Joel Allainguillaume ( Joel.Allainguillaume@uwe.ac.uk ) and specify your interest in this project.)

MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation 

Offered in collaboration with the University of Bristol

MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice

Offered in collaboration with University of the West of England, more information to follow.

MSc by Research opportunities

For postgraduate students interested in undertaking a MSc by Research project at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project or in one of our field research or conservation programmes sites abroad. These projects will be co-supervised by BZS Conservation Science Department staff in association with a supervisor at your registered institution. Please contact Dr. Gráinne McCabe for more information, gmccabe@bristolzoo.org.uk.

PhD opportunities

For postgraduate students interested in undertaking a PhD project at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project or in one of our field research or conservation programmes sites abroad. These projects will be co-supervised by our Conservation Science Department staff in association with a supervisor at your registered institution. Please contact Dr. Gráinne McCabe for more information, gmccabe@bristolzoo.org.uk.

Please note: At this time we cannot offer funding for post-graduate students; however, we are happy to provide advice on potential external funding opportunities.

We welcome enquiries from postdocs and professional researchers interested in carrying out projects at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project or in one of our field research or conservation programmes sites abroad.

Please be advised that all projects carried out through the Society require approval by our internal review panel. In addition, we must be provided with copies of all ethical approval documents from your home institution. Thus, we recommend that you submit your documents well in advance of your anticipated start date as the approval process may take some time.

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