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MSc Conservation Education and Engagement

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Gain the skills to communicate conservation issues and science to audiences of all kinds, with our MSc Conservation Education and Engagement at ARU Writtle.

We’ll examine local and international issues in conservation, and evidence-based methods for raising awareness and encouraging behaviour change.

We’ll also explore the latest research from the fields of conservation, education and psychology to provide an effective and cross-disciplinary approach to raising engagement.

Our postgraduate degree at ARU Writtle is suitable for educators, communicators and advocates. Develop your knowledge of conservation issues and take the next step in your career.

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Hands-on learning

Study at ARU Writtle and:

  • take part in field-based practical activities using the extensive farmed landscape on campus
  • access conservation protected areas in the surrounding countryside.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • benefit from extensive library and IT resources
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our MSc Conservation Education and Engagement will give you the skills to communicate conservation issues and science to audiences of all kinds.

As a graduate of the course, you can consider going into positions such as conservation officer, environmental officer, or consultant for a range of employers including public bodies, Government agencies, or advisory groups.

Apply now for MSc Conservation Education and Engagement

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