BCT is committed to ensuring that conservation policy, practice and guidance is based on a robust scientific evidence base. BCT uses and generates scientific evidence to underpin bat conservation in the UK and further afield. Experts from a number of academic institutions support BCT with technical advice.

Research priorities

BCT has identified nineteen priority research areas where further evidence is needed to help inform and direct bat conservation in the UK. Click here to download the full list. We encourage research to address these priority questions and welcome opportunities to collaborate on research at PhD level and above where funding is in place. Please contact us at science@bats.org.uk for further information.

We do not currently have any Masters project opportunities.

Looking for help on a school or academic project?

Bats are fascinating creatures and make a great subject for academic projects. Whether you’re looking for information on bats themselves, wanting to know more about their conservation in the UK or are interested in past projects, our website has a range of resources that can help you find out more. We do not have the capacity to answer individual enquiries about academic projects but a good place to start is our Resources Hub and About Bats page.