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Conservation Project Management MSc

Conservation Project Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management Conservation / Protection Of Specific Environments

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course equips you with the skills and tools you need to manage conservation projects effectively. The pathway is particularly suitable for managers of conservation projects who wish to build on their existing skills, or conservation practitioners who wish to move into a project management role. You spend time at the International Training Centre at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey. This programme aims to: produce postgraduates equipped to play leading roles in the field of international conservation and biodiversity management; develop new areas of teaching in response to the advance of scholarship and practice; provide you with opportunities to gain a interdisciplinary perspective on conservation issues through collaborative exchange between DICE and the wider University; develop your competence in applying theoretical and methodological skills to the implementation of conservation practice and biodiversity management; develop your critical and analytical powers in relation to policy formulation and data analysis and interpretation; provide you with the skills to adapt and respond positively to change; develop critical, analytical problem-based learning skills and the transferable skills necessary for professional development; enhance the development of your interpersonal skills; assist you to develop the skills required for both autonomous practice and team-working. The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. DICE programmes combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The curriculum will review the approaches used by natural scientists in the design and analysis of research projects. The principles of experimental design and how these can be applied to field projects will be explained, together with the nature of both quantitative and qualitative data. An introduction to sampling strategies and the role of probability in inferential statistics will lead into the role of descriptive statistics and measures of variability in data exploration. This will be complemented by consideration of the application of both parametric and nonparametric statistics in data analysis (i.e. t-tests, ANOVA, regression, correlation and their nonparametric equivalents), coupled with training in the use of a statistical package to carry out such analyses. Finally, the rules underlying the appropriate presentation of statistical data in research reports will be discussed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,260

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good second class honours degree, or better, in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience. In exceptional circumstances, DICE admits applicants without a first degree if their professional career and experience shows academic achievement of a high enough standard. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.