Veterinary Conservation Medicine

Intercalated Honours BSc
Programme length: 1 year

This one-year intercalated honours degree course is particularly aimed at those with an interest in the veterinary aspects of conservation. The course has been designed to teach you the current concepts and issues involved in conservation biology and achieve a wider appreciation of the roles that veterinarians can have in this field. You will receive a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of conservation biology. Through small group-work, you will engage with a range of current issues at the interface between wildlife conservation and the health and welfare of animals in the wild and in zoos.

An individually-tailored research project will constitute a significant part of the course, providing you with robust, scientific skills in research design, implementation and interpretation. You will also have the option either to conduct a self-directed investigation of animal welfare and management at Chester Zoo, focusing on a species of particular interest to you, or to arrange an external work-experience placement at a conservation-related establishment of your choice.

The programme aims to broaden the employability of veterinarians by providing knowledge and interdisciplinary skills relevant to a wide range of conservation and research-related jobs. You will be based at the Leahurst Campus on the beautiful Wirral peninsula and also benefit from expertise in conservation biology at our main campus in Liverpool city centre.


Course structure*

The course will include the following modules:

  • Concepts in veterinary conservation medicine
  • Applications in veterinary conservation medicine
  • Conservation Biology
  • Animal welfare & management study
  • Research project

*Subject to change


Entry requirements

Completed two years of veterinary undergraduate studies towards an EAEVE- or AVMA-recognised degree.


How to apply

Please see our Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Intercalation page for more information about to apply.

For more information about this course, please contact Dr Jakob Bro-Jorgensen.