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Full time | Frenchay campus, Bristol | 12 months | SEP-23

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12 months

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

The MSc in Conservation Leadership at UWE Bristol, is the only course of its kind in the UK that offers the experience of shadowing a Conservation Project Leader for six months.

Study our Master's in Conservation Leadership and you'll be guaranteed a unique opportunity to gain experience managing a conservation project. Expand your skills and knowledge in wildlife conservation leadership through real-world scenarios and assessments designed to build your professional portfolio.

You'll gain experience shadowing a Conservation Project Leader, co-developing project objectives and creating a bespoke work-based experience that best suits your career path and aspirations. For theoretical knowledge, modules will specifically address vital aspects of project design and management, showing how these skills maximise conservation impact.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our MSc Conservation Leadership will provide a unique opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes experience by shadowing a UWE Bristol or Bristol Zoological Society Conservation Project Leader over six months. You'll support and contribute to the growth of their project, gaining first-hand leadership experience, including remote project management.

Delivered in close collaboration with the Bristol Zoological Society, you'll benefit from enhanced graduate employment opportunities within the sector. Course content is delivered by highly experienced conservation scientists who are leading on national and international conservation projects.

MSc Conservation Leadership provides outstanding learning while addressing global challenges, fostering our sustainability commitment and inspiring students to become world-leaders in tackling environmental issues, including climate change and biodiversity loss.

Where can it take me?

Our Master's in Conservation Leadership addresses a high-level skill gap in the sector. This degree is aimed at early career professionals and recent graduates interested in mid-or senior-level roles within the conservation sector that require experience in conservation leadership and project management.

The MSc will also enable early- to mid-career conservationists to expand their skills, get a promotion, or secure a leadership role in the conservation sector. The skills you'll gather will be directly transferable to other leadership and management positions in the sustainability and climate change sector.

For more information, including the most up to date module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located to the left of this page.

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See the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located to the left of this page.

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A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city. The university offers an impressive variety of taught and...more

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