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Biodiversity and Global Change MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences International Politics Social Studies Globalisation Earth Sciences

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Course Summary


The MSc Biodiversity and Global Change provides a grounding in the science that is essential for tackling the biodiversity crisis, training the next generation of conservation professionals. It is run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology, the Natural History Museum, and a network of collaborators. Together, this partnership brings together some of the leading researchers of global biodiversity changes from across many different disciplines. The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, presentations, assigned papers, as well as data analysis and interpretation. Seminars at UCL, the Natural History Museum and the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London) are a mandatory part of the course. Assessment is through essays, project reports, presentations and practicals. The research project is assessed by dissertation, and oral presentation.


This programme offers students a strong foundation with which to pursue careers in environmental policy and management, applied conservation or scientific journalism.


This is a new MSc course. Alumni of the associated MRes Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation programme have progressed to careers in academic research, applied conservation, wildlife filmmaking, and many other roles.


Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research (15 Credits) - Core
Applied Biodiversity Conservation (15 Credits) - Core
Biodiversity Generation and Maintenance (15 Credits) - Core
MSc Biodiversity and Conservation Research Project (90 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject such as biology, environmental science, or other science subject that has a strong quantitative element.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more

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