Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation

Biodiversity and conservation degrees explore natural landscapes, species and ecosystems and acquires theories and practical methods in preserving environments and organisms. Biodiversity refers not only to endangered species but also to every organism, including microbes and fungi. Masters in Biodiversity and Conservation increase awareness and understanding of how human life depends on preserving animal species and natural ecosystems. Biodiversity and conservation is connected to similar disciplines like environmental science, natural resources management and animal sciences.

Topics covered by biodiversity and conservation programmes are: conservation landscapes, biodiversity informatics, evolution and biodiversity, parasitology, fresh water ecology, or habitat management.

Biodiversity and conservation degrees will equip students with abilities in analysing scientific information and sustaining solid arguments regarding environmental issues. Apart from theoretical knowledge on how to identify plants and animals, students will have the opportunity to take part in practical training sessions, both in teaching labs, as well as in different locations where they can make scientific observations on living species and habitats.

Career paths for graduates in biodiversity and conservation include jobs like: ecologists, research assistants/analysts, science officers, or conservation assistants. Specific areas where professionals can practice include waste management, sustainable development, pollution prevention and control, contaminated land management, marine biology, and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Bioscience M.Sc. Bioscience
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

We offer a range of Masters degrees in the biomolecular sciences designed to prepare you for a career in modern biosciences. MSc Bioscience at University of Leeds is aimed at students wishing to study a broad-based Masters degree.

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Biodiversity and Conservation M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 8,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

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. This Biodiversity and Conservation degree is offered by University of Leeds.

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Forest and Nature Conservation M.Sc. Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Master Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen UR focuses on policy, sustainable management and conservation of forest and nature, i.e. understanding and predicting the effect of phenomena such as deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecotourism, timber production and animal reintroduction. Insights into all aspects of forest and nature conservation are required to address these issues.

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Conservation and Land Management M.Sc. Conservation and Land Management
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

The one-year Conservation and Land Management MSc degree from Bangor University is intended for students with a strong interest in land use who want to increase their knowledge of conservation issues.

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Biodiversity and Systematics M.Sc. Biodiversity and Systematics
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

Biodiversity and Systematics Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science and it concerns the multitude of organisms living on our planet and the evolutionary relationships among them.

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Wetland Science and Conservation M.Sc. Wetland Science and Conservation
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

This taught one-year course in Wetland Science and Conservation from Bangor University will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology. Students will also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands.

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Gestión de Recursos Biológicos en El Medio Natural Master Gestión de Recursos Biológicos en El Medio Natural
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

La sociedad actual y las generaciones futuras necesitan que el desarrollo socioeconómico esté vinculado de forma indisoluble a la conservación del medio natural. No es sólo una cuestión ética derivada del derecho de todos los organismos a existir, se trata incluso de una cuestión puramente económica

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EnvEuro M.Sc. EnvEuro
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 14,675 per year
  • 24 months

The EnvEuro programme is a co-operation between four European universities. The Master is focused on soil, water and biodiversity and the aim is to give students European and international perspectives on research as well as planning and management in the environmental sector.

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Environmental Protection M.Sc. Environmental Protection
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 3,200 per year
  • International € 3,200 per year
  • 24 months

The studies are intended for those who want to become specialists able to identify and evaluate the biotic components of ecosystems in accordance with the current rules and regulations of the national and European law. The programme is funded by the European Social Fund.

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University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

M.Sc. Professional Development (Environmental Health)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,600 per year
  • Not specified

The University of the West of England is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the leading centres for education in Environmental Health. This innovative course has been developed for graduates of CIEH accredited undergraduate and postgraduate Environmental Health courses who wish to complete the professional requirements (Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP) and Professional Interview) for registration as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP).

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University of Florida

M.Sc. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Requirements for these degrees are described in the General Information section of this catalog. Program emphases include wildlife biology, ecology, and management; landscape ecology and restoration; human dimensions; tropical and international conservation; and conservation education. Graduate students should have appropriate undergraduate training in the biological, social, and physical sciences including physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Students with inadequate backgrounds may be required to take (without credit at the graduate level) remedial undergraduate courses pertinent to their fields of interest.

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The University of Edinburgh

M.A. Geography with Environmental Studies
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time. As a social science, Geography is concerned with the relationships between people and their social, cultural, political and economic worlds. In both cases, the relationships between human and physical environments are central.

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