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MSc Biodiversity Conservation
MSc Biodiversity Conservation

MSc Biodiversity Conservation

  • ID:BU440177
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent

English Requirements

  • If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course Information

Study in a location perfectly suited to learn about biodiversity conservation 

Develop your knowledge of ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology in this political and socio-economically important subject area 

Enjoy access to a vast amount of research from our academics, including; tropical and temperate ecosystems, grassland, forest, freshwater, coastal and marine environments 

Learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, hone your ability to communicate effectively, and be mentored in identifying flora and fauna 

Benefit from our wide network of professional contacts to find a six-week placement In the UK or abroad to suit your individual career aspirations 

Profit from our expert academics who are actively researching biodiversity conservation worldwide and bring their expertise to every session. 

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Core units

  • Conservation in Practice: Field trips, discussion groups and guest speakers combine to cover the scientific knowledge and principles relating to the structure and function of ecosystems, and how these can be applied to the management, conservation and restoration of biodiversity.

  • Field Ecology Skills: Develop field observation, species identification and survey techniques that will equip you with skills that are relevant to professional biodiversity conservation, monitoring and research. Partly based around a field course, you will develop your skills in a variety of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, supported by seminars and demonstrations.

  • Frontiers in Biodiversity: Explore the latest theories and concepts in conservation science, develop in-depth subject specialism as well as advanced literature-based research and reporting skills.

  • Quantitative & Spatial Analysis: Core skills for environmental scientists in data handling, processing, statistical techniques and spatial analysis (GIS) are taught on this unit. You will learn these techniques through industry standard programmes including  the statistical environment of R.

  • Research Project: Develop your expertise in research methods, data collection, analysis, interpretation and synthesis and explore in detail core aspects of your subject area, with a view to generating new practical or theoretical insights. Previous research projects have included reindeer grazing and forest restoration, and habitat use by dolphins around Hong Kong.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course prepares you for a career in the commercial and statutory environmental sectors. Its strong emphasis on core skills in environmental practice gives students the edge when seeking employment. On completing the course not only will you have subject expertise but you will know how to apply that knowledge to make a difference in biodiversity conservation. You will be prepared to undertake roles such as ecological consultant, environmental consultant, environmental conservation manager or academic researcher.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624 ($) GBP per year

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