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Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation MSc by Research

Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation MSc by Research

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Conservation / Policies Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

This course achieved the Highly Commended Award from the Prospects Postgraduate Awards in 2014. You can undertake an international research project using NTU's links with national and international conservation projects. Part of your study will take place at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation (DWCT) International Training Centre in Jersey, where specialist components of the Captive Breeding and Husbandry and Conservation Genetics modules are delivered. Brackenhurst campus offers 200 hectares of rural estate and modern laboratories for the development of scientific skills and experience. Members of the course team have research links with international organisations, specifically the Course Leader, holding an ongoing adjunct professor position with California State University. You will enjoy a new, 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million pound campus library. The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences has invested heavily in facilities and research programmes that support wildlife conservation sciences. Our modern Animal Unit and varying habitats on campus support a strong community of undergraduate and postgraduate students on Animal Sciences, Zoo Biology and Wildlife Conservation courses. Brackenhurst campus is part of the DEFRA Environmental Stewardship scheme that supports effective environmental management of farm land and countryside estates. Over the years a number of endangered species have been involved in recovery programmes at Brackenhurst including Yellowhammers and Great Crested Newts. Delivered in conjunction with the internationally-renowned Durrell Conservation Academy, this postgraduate degree provides you with an international outlook on species recovery. You'll help meet the global need for academically proficient and technically expert individuals, who can bridge the gap between in-situ and ex-situ approaches to conservation. Supported by legislation in many countries, endangered species recovery represents the recognised scientific approach to the conservation of threatened species by way of a recovery plan. This course aims to develop detailed knowledge and experience of recovery planning, and the skills and knowledge associated with in-situ and ex-situ species recovery. The combination of theory and practical sessions will enable you to develop a holistic approach to endangered species recovery and conservation. Part of your study will take place at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT) International Training Centre. This course has been designed to enhance employment or research opportunities for graduates from Biology, Conservation, Animal Science degrees. To enhance your employment prospects NTU has links with organisations including: California State University, Stanislaus, Endangered Species Recovery Program, California, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA; California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA; California Living Museum (Zoo), Bakersfield, California, USA; California Department of Fish and Game, California, USA; Center for Land Management, California, USA; Institute for Wildlife Studies, California, USA; Bakersfield College, California, USA; Mauritius Wildlife Foundation; Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Paignton Zoo, Living Coats & Newquay Zoo); Chester Zoo; Edinburgh Zoo; Twycross Zoo; Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo; Blackfeet Indian Reservation Restoration Project, Dept of Fish, Game & Wildlife, Montana, USA; Glovers Reef Marine Reserve, Belize; IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group; IUCN Canid Specialist Group; IUCN hyaena specialist group; Northwest Parks and Tourism Board, South Africa; University of Pretoria, South Africa; Mammal Research Institute, Poland and Earthwatch Institute.

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Full time | Brackenhurst Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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GIS is an important tool for monitoring biodiversity and can be used to store, manipulate, analyse and present large amounts of spatial and attribute data - data that can be used to target surveys and monitoring schemes. Data collected during field surveys and from remotely sensed images taken into GIS allows for the monitoring of both the location, and the extent of the change. In this module, you'll explore the application of GIS and Global Navigation Satellite Systmes (GNSS) technology within biodiversity conservation.

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Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University (NTU) consists of 4 campuses: City Campus, Confetti Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School ...more

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