Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership

The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2021. The full-time master’s program during one year is aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Scholarship programs offer support to students from developing countries. A unique feature of the course is its delivery by a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and nine leading conservation organizations, which together comprise the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership is a ground-breaking course that equips students with the applied leadership and management skills needed to create positive change in conservation. The Masters is hosted in the Department of Geography and delivered in collaboration with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative in the David Attenborough Building. The curriculum combines taught modules with hands-on experiential learning through a group consultancy and an individual professional placement hosted by a conservation organization.


Two scholarship programs have been established to support students to attend the Masters, one of which is the Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership. Scholarships can either be awarded partially, to cover specific aspects of funding required by students, or awarded in full. Full scholarships include fees and a  stipend to cover living expenses.


  • Minimum of second-class upper (2:1) honors degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; and completion of, or release from, any current training or education course
  • Proficiency in English
  • Offers of scholarships will be made competitively based on academic quality, professional experience, and conservation leadership potential. Priority will be given to applicants from countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources, and who are not able to fund their studies from other sources.

The application deadline is on 03 December 2020

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