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MPhil in Conservation Leadership

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Applications for entry in 2019-20 are now open.

Deadline for applications is 5th December.

The MPhil in Conservation Leadership is aimed at graduates of any discipline with at least three to five years of relevant professional experience, either in employment or in a voluntary capacity.

Formal applications must be made through the University of Cambridge's Graduate Admissions Office. We encourage applicants to take note of information provided by the Graduate Admissions Office on how to choose a college.

The Graduate Office in the Department of Geography oversees the admission process for MPhil students. Please see the Graduate Office webpages for more details.


All applicants must provide with their application a 500 word statement entitled, "Why I would like to enroll in the MPhil in Conservation Leadership and how my background provides the relevant leadership experience for the course" in addition to An academic essay of 500 words entitled "An analysis of the major conservation leadership challenges facing XXX" where XXX can be either your country (e.g. Botswana) or a conservation organisation with which you are familiar (e.g. Conservation Intl.). These should be submitted along with all other supporting documentation through the Graduate Admissions Office website.

Details of the University's English Language requirements are shown on the Graduate Admissions website. It is not necessary to have met these requirements before making an application. However, those who are offered a place subject to certain conditions will need to meet their English Language requirements before they can be admitted. Applicants are encouraged to book their tests, and take any additional lessons, as early as possible. All applicants must have met the English language requirement by the end of June. Indeed, a number of applicants in previous years have lost prospective places and scholarship support because they left insufficient time to meet their English Language requirements. Applicants may find it useful to review and practice the IELTS/TOEFL test requirements information provided by the British Council.