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Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (Online Learning) MSc

Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (Online Learning) MSc

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Online | The University of Edinburgh | 2 years | 11-SEP-23

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This MSc online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.

It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and partner global associates to deliver first class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.

You will assess all aspects of ecosystems, aiming to conserve and maintain their sustainability in both the developing and developed world.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you find work in environmental, intergovernmental, national and international agencies, as well as lobby groups, NGOs and other research groups.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.


The course has two main themes, initially around the idea of ecosystem health and secondly how this relates to sustainability. Ecosystem services are central to the course with time spent exploring the detail and importance of these services to human health, economic stability and society in general. The second part of the course looks at various global conventions and initiatives that attempt to mainstream sustainability goals into broader human activity and to achieve internationally agreed targets.
Written Reflective Element for the MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (BIME11016) - Core

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a zoological, biological, environmental, veterinary or a relevant bio-science topic.