Biodiversity & Conservation
The course is taught through a variety of methods – lectures, practical classes, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures are used – essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and dissertations. The approach is to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course.
Following successful completion of the taught part of the course, students embark on a closely supervised research project of approximately three months duration, intended to expand the skills and knowledge base acquired in earlier modules.
This is a full-time, intensive programme that will run over a twelve-month period. All modules are compulsory for M.Sc. candidates while P.Grad.Dip. candidates are required to take all modules except the Research Project.
Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree in a science subject that includes significant components of botany, zoology or a relevant life science. Non-EU applicants will be required to hold an equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in biodiversity management or policy may be accepted with lower qualifications.
Closing Date: 30 June 2023
1 year full-time
Next Intake September 2020
Post Course Info
The programme provides in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in biodiversity and its conservation, including in a range of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Government departments and environmental consultancies. Graduates can also pursue further post-graduate research in this area.