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Biodiversity and Conservation MSc

Biodiversity and Conservation MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in conservation, or for further research at PhD level. If you’re already an established conservation professional, our modules provide additional skills to support you to progress in your employment. Our leading researchers are making an impact through their dedicated research within the field of Ecology and Conservation. Your learning will be heavily influenced by their world-class research, which drives national and international policy agendas around environmental change and global sustainability. This distinctive course concentrates on the biological principles underlying biodiversity, its assessment and management. You’ll learn to identify plants and animals, explore the institutional framework underlying biodiversity and conservation and gain key analytical and practical skills for a range of academic and professional careers. You’ll also gain valuable experience in biodiversity and conservation-related research. The University of Leeds has twice been recognised by the European Union as a "centre of excellence" for biodiversity and conservation training. We believe biodiversity can only be managed and conserved when it can be measured and interpreted properly.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leeds | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

On completion of this module, students will have developed their written presentation skills, and written a piece of science journalism; have researched and prepared a (mock) funding application; understand the practice and problems of participatory ecotourism, and the role and practice of ecological consultancy; understand the principles and practice of emergency first aid, and risk assessment and safety planning for fieldwork; understand the practice of biodiversity recording and sampling in a Yorkshire context, and understand the principles of the BMWP schemes and of river corridor surveys.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject.