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Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc

Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Biology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources. By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge. This is the first and only degree in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally. This course has been designed in conjunction with employers and professional bodies. The main focus is on the development of practical employability skills. In recognition of the strong practical and employability focus, this the first and only degree in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), meaning you'll graduate with an accredited MSc. Careers: Returning graduates, who share their experience of the work environment each year, have emphasised the importance of the skills gained from the course in their subsequent success. Jobs include: Ecologist; Wildlife ranger; Education officer; Conservation project officer; Wildlife Technician; Species licensing officer.

Different course options

Full time | Sighthill Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

In this module you will conduct an independent piece of research, either as a practical laboratory-based project, or a piece of qualitative research (e.g. surveys). This involves design, development and implementation of a programme of research in a particular field of study relevant to your programme of study. You will critically analyse data/information generated, and communicate the outcomes in a written report, which will develop your skills in scientific writing. This will give you experience in summarising information and presentation skills. SCQF Credit Value: 60.00. ECTS Credit Value: 30.00.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,085

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,755

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology.