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Environmental Management (Conservation) PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc

Environmental Management (Conservation) PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management Environmental Studies Conservation / Protection Of Specific Environments

Course type


Course Summary

We’ve offered our innovative Environmental Management course with a specialisation in Conservation since 2013. With this Masters degree, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and learn the approaches for conservation science and practice.

You’ll get the opportunity to specialise in particular areas with the selection of relevant modules and in your research project. Areas of potential specialisation include:

  • ecosystem services
  • environmental economics
  • conservation conflicts
  • habitat and biodiversity management
  • application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing

This course is relevant to both recent and mature graduates who are seeking a career in environmental management and conservation science, either in governmental or non-governmental organisations. Graduates from this course are knowledgeable in the broad field of conservation science. They have skills in collecting and analysing relevant data for sustainable decision-making, as well as transferable skills relevant to future employment at national and international level.

Course objectives

Our course will give you:

  • an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin environmental management
  • an understanding of the ecological, economic, social, political and legal frameworks for conservation
  • a sound training in the relevant practical, investigative, research and all-encompassing skills that are the most sought after by employers.

Different course options

Full time | Stirling Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The dissertation is an independent piece of scholarship linked to an applied research topic and is designed to complement and utilise the skills developed across taught modules. Students chose from a wide range of topics, some of which are commissioned by external organisations and may involve joint working between the student, the organisation and the university supervisor. Examples of dissertation topics undertaken in recent years include, A Comparison of the Foraging Value of Broadleaf and Plantation Woodlands for Bats Determining and managing the risk of exposure for wildlife to radioactive particles Satellite remote sensing of phytoplankton primary production in lakes To frack or not: An analysis of stakeholder perspectives on shale gas fracturing in Scotland

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

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. If you have a 2:1 or a first class honours degree in another discipline and significant relevant work and life experience we still encourage you to apply.