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MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology Biology (General) Environmental Biology Environmental Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

We’re in the middle of a biodiversity crisis; the sixth mass extinction event on Earth. Over half of the world’s wildlife has vanished in the last fifty years.

There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address these problems.

Career Prospects

Introduction

This MSc will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in conservation or ecological consultancy. To date, graduates of the course have been employed by a range of non-governmental organisations (for example ORCA, The Irish Wildlife Trust and Bumblebee Conservation Trust), governmental organisations (NIEA and AFBI) and consultancies (including AECOM, WSP, WYG and RPS). Graduates have also progressed into research at various universities.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Ecological Management and Conservation Biology (40 Credits)
Foundations for Research in the Biosciences (20 Credits)
Literature Review (20 Credits)
Skills in Ecological Management (30 Credits)
Conservation Biology Group Project (10 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,140

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science, such as any type of biology (including animal science, biological science, environmental science, marine biology and zoology), agriculture or veterinary science and paleoecology or geography degrees are acceptable. We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, therefore applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements but hold a degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and can demonstrate appropriate experience, will be considered on an individual basis. Examples of relevant experience include (but are not limited to); farming, zoo work, conservation charities, environmental consultancy, conservation relevant NGOs, relevant Government Departments and overseas conservation volunteering.

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