You will learn about current concepts and issues involved in conservation biology, and achieve a wider appreciation of the roles that veterinarians can have in this field. 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 careers. Our Veterinary Conservation Medicine programme is available to both University of Liverpool and external intercalating students.
The programme delivers 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 an investigation of animal welfare and management at Chester Zoo (https://www.chesterzoo.org/conservation-and-science), 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.
You will be based at the Institute of Veterinary Science’s Leahurst Campus on the beautiful Wirral peninsula, and also benefit from expertise in conservation biology at our main campus in Liverpool city centre.
To be accepted for this course, as a minimum requirement you should have completed two years of veterinary undergraduate studies towards an EAEVE- or AVMA-recognised degree.
How to apply
To apply for this course, please complete the Veterinary Conservation Medicine Intercalated Honours BSc application form and send it to the email address indicated on it. Applications will be accepted until 1 May 2020.
Fees / finance
You can get more information on intercalation and financial support on our intercalation pages.