Higher education opportunities

 

Undergraduate degrees*

Foundation Degree in Integrated Wildlife Conservation
Offered in collaboration with University of the West of England
 
Foundation/ BSc 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 UWE Bristol, we host MRes projects, both at our field conservation project sites and our two zoos, Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project.

You must apply through UWE Bristol by contacting Dr Joel Allainguillaume (Joel.Allainguillaume@uwe.ac.uk ) and specifying your interest in carrying out your research project with us at Bristol Zoological Society.

Some current MRes topics available are:

  • The Philippines Conservation Project
    Several research topics are advertised here.
     
  • Laboratory-based 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.

Please contact Bristol Zoological Society Field Conservation and Science Team for more information on other potential research topics!


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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