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MSc Biodiversity Conservation

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Full time | Talbot Campus | 1 year | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

20-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology Conservation / Protection Of Specific Environments

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Located within a biodiversity hotspot, we are in a prime area for learning about biodiversity conservation. This course offers you the chance to undertake a six-week work placement, and focuses on the latest scientific developments in the field – thanks to the fact that it is delivered by experts who are actively researching biodiversity conservation worldwide, and bring their expertise to every session.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, the professional body representing ecologists and environmental managers in the UK and overseas.

On this course you’ll learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, hone your ability to communicate effectively, and be mentored in identifying flora and fauna.

Situated on the Dorset coast, at BU we are within easy reach of outstanding environments of global importance for conservation, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Wessex Downs, Dorset Heaths, Poole Harbour and New Forest. The area is a hotspot for biodiversity and provides outstanding opportunities for field-based learning.

Our staff research conservation issues both nationally and internationally in a wide range of tropical and temperate ecosystems including grassland, heathland, forest, freshwater, coastal, and marine. Their specialisms include plant, animal and community ecology, animal behaviour, environmental statistics, modelling, remote sensing and environmental policy.

Careers

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.

Modules

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 the industry standard programming and statistical environment of R.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. Required subjects include: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Earth & Geographical Sciences, Conservation Biology, Ecology & Wildlife Conservation.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgrad community. The University has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual schools: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Human Sciences & Public Health,...more

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