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Conservation Biology MSc

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Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Biology Conservation / Protection Of Specific Environments

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science, this course demonstrates high quality and innovative design. With a host of facilities, fieldwork and professional training-based placements you can get hands on, boosting your applied experience.

Course description

  • As the number of species facing extinction continues to grow at an alarming rate, conservation biologists are in greater demand than ever before. This MSc is your pathway to a worthwhile career tackling one of society’s most pressing concerns.
  • Deepen your understanding of the scientific principles underpinning conservation biology and explore practical solutions to environmental problems
  • Study a course recognised for its high academic quality: this MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Gain the practical experience you need for a fulfilling career in conservation or environmental management
  • Undertake a training-based placement to build the skills and qualities most valued by employers
  • Conduct fieldwork and research in some of the country’s outstanding natural environments: the Peak District National Park is right on our doorstep
  • Take a global perspective: our Tropical Conservation Biology module takes you to Costa Rica to explore primary and secondary rainforests
  • Be inspired by our highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are conducting influential national and international research.

The MSc equips you with a wide range of skills and knowledge in both biological conservation and environmental management. It could pave the way for rewarding roles in habitat management or environmental consultancy, with conservation agencies or with local or national government. There are also opportunities to move into industry in roles which bridge environmental management with broader conservation issues – so you could pursue a career in areas such as waste management, energy efficiency or recycling. This programme is an ideal stepping stone to an academic research career too. You could undertake a PhD to advance knowledge in this critically important field.

Modules

During this module, you?ll become confident and proficient at applying basic univariate statistical analyses and basic multivariate visualisation and analysis methods. Towards the end of the module, you?ll learn about more sophisticated univariate analysis techniques to cope with more complex data structures. The module will also introduce you to the widely used analysis software ?R?.
Environmental Pollution Management Strategies
Tropical Conservation Biology
Habitat Management
Environmental Policy and Law
Environmental Impact Assessment

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need an undergraduate degree (lower second or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject.

University information

The University of Derby is home to students from more than 100 countries around the world, making them part of a diverse, international community. Whether students are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop their career, or simply study the subject they love in more depth, the university offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods including full-time, part-time and online learning. From criminology to...more

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