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Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course MRes

Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Ecology Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type

Research

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. Distinct from similar courses offered in the UK, the 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.

Distinct from similar courses offered in the UK, the 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. You’ll also undertake the African field course is based at Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia, Kenya. You’ll gain a first-hand appreciation of the ecology and conservation concerns of an African savannah community, both for the wildlife and the people who live in the area. As well as learning about the local environment, flora and fauna, you’ll spend most of the time designing and carrying out group research projects. 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 should be able to select appropriate statistical analyses for a range of common forms of data; conduct statistical analyses with the aid of computer packages; interpret statistical evidence; understand the framework of conservation in the UK.

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 must have a bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.