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Environmental Conservation MSc/PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Conservation / Policies Environmental Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is for individuals already working in environmental conservation who seeks to broaden or update their knowledge, and for graduates who wish to become professionally involved in conservation and environmental management. Professional and conservation organisations have advised on the content of this degree, ensuring strong links between the programme and the needs of the conservation industry.

The aims of the programme are: provide a broad-based understanding of the current issues facing practitioners; equip graduates to develop a career in the environmental sector; and enable students to develop a portfolio of skills and specialist knowledge of a particular area during the research project.

Students are assessed through assessments, coursework and examinations that are practically focused using real-world examples and case studies. Portfolios demonstrating competencies are an important component and provide a tangible record to show potential employers. Graduates from this programme can pursue careers with conservation organisations in the UK and overseas, including central and local government, environmental consultancies, non-governmental organisations, business, and the media and environmental education. Students will also achieve PGDip award in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Medway Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge and skills essential to design, evaluate and interpret ecological survey methods. The emphasis of the course is on developing desk study and field-based techniques and applying these to different situations and scales from individual plants/animals to populations and habitats. A wide range of survey and monitoring methods are available to conservation managers. The module provides an overview of current standard ecological techniques, their limitations and advantages and application to practical conservation situations. Students are introduced to practical and theoretical investigations of the range of accepted methods used in modem ecological surveys, for both plants and animals, and to critically evaluate them.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have an appropriate first degree, normally at 2.1 or above, in an ecological, scientific or environmental management discipline or relevant personal/professional experience. Applicants from other backgrounds are considered but should contact the programme leader.

Department profile

Faculty of Engineering & Science The historic Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science. In 2017, the Medway Campus benefited from £50 million investment that has seen the construction of extensive new laboratories and research facilities. Our community of student’s ranges from undergraduate through to taught Masters and PhDs. Our strong international reputation attracts students from around the...more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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