The University of Liverpool

A one-year intercalated BSc honours degree in Veterinary Conservation Medicine, specifically designed for veterinary undergraduate students with an interest in conservation.

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 (, 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Closing Date

1st May 2021