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Biodiversity Conservation

This biodiversity conservation degree, taught by specialists in the field, will give you an in-depth knowledge of the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. It will equip you with the skills required for a career in biodiversity conservation.

Topics covered include biodiversity assessment and monitoring, site survey, management and restoration, GIS and data analysis, ecological principles and regulatory frameworks. You'll learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, and hone your ability to communicate effectively.

Field-based teaching features throughout to capitalise on the BU's location within a biodiversity hotspot. Situated on the Dorset coast, BU is within easy reach of outstanding environments of global importance for conservation, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Wessex Downs, Dorset heaths, Poole Harbour and New Forest.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2, or equivalent, in a required subject. and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience. Required subjects of: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science or Earth & Geographical Sciences. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Conservation in Practice - Field Ecology Skills - Frontiers in Biodiversity - Quantitative & Spatial Analysis - Research Project. Option units. Choose 2 of the following: Advanced Quantitative & Spatial Methods - Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services - Conservation Genetics - International Law of the Environment - Primate Behaviour & Ecology. (Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may change from year to year.)

Assessment methods

Research Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 15,000 (Whole course) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,000 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,000 (Whole course) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,000 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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