Why Study Conservation?
We have strong research links with many conservation organisations locally, nationally and internationally, including Natural Resources Wales, Environment Agency, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Coed Cymru, local farmers and food industries.
- 4th in the UK for Agriculture Forestry and Food in the Guardian League Tables 2020
- Top 10 for Agriculture and Forestry in the Complete University Guide League Table 2020
- 90% Student Satisfaction in 2017 National Student Survey (NSS)
- Rated Gold for Teaching Quality in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)
- Cutting edge research and award-winning teaching.
Many of our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
Student Profile Gem Simmons
MSc Conservation and Land Management
"I attended Bangor University for my undergraduate degree and was impressed by the standard of teaching and amount of in the field experience ... It was an easy decision to come back here for a Masters degree."
Career Opportunities in Conservation
Conservation graduates are now working at conservation agencies, NGOs and government organisations and with academic institutions both in the EU and overseas.
Our Research in Conservation
Research is our core contribution to the conservation of the world's biodiversity. It provides answers to fundamental theoretical and applied problems in conservation biology, as well as directing our teaching.
We collaborate with people from around the world, including academic experts and conservation managers, to ensure our research has real world applications, while moving the theoretical aspects of conservation biology forward.
Our research is separated into themes: environmental evidence and social conservation, we are also interested in methods to alleviate threatening processes and plant and animal conservation. These themes of our research tend to be highly multidisciplinary - drawing on the expertise of our diverse team.
- bushmeat hunting in Madagascar
- capacity building for carbon and biodiversity payment schemes in Peru
- Glastir (Welsh agri-environment scheme) monitoring and evaluation
- xate palm harvesting in central America
- Can paying for global ecosystem services produce environmental and wellbeing benefits?
- Investing in agroforestry options for forest restoration in Indonesia
- Marrying community land rights with stakeholder aspirations in Indonesian Borneo