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

Conservation and Land Management M.Sc. Conservation and Land Management
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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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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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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Ecotourism - Coursework Master Ecotourism - Coursework
  • Any time
  • National AUD 23,396 per year
  • International AUD 37,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Ecotourism - Coursework from The University of Western Australia provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the growing ecotourism (or nature-based) industry. A distinctive feature of the course is that it is delivered in Albany, in the south-west of Western Australia, an area that is known to be one of the most environmentally diverse, culturally rich regions with an impressive range of natural outdoor recreational opportunities and strong tourism industry partners.

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Protected Area Governance and Management Master Protected Area Governance and Management
  • Any time
  • International AUD 23,000 per year
  • National AUD 8,608 per year
  • 24 months

The Protected Area Governance and Management from the University of Tasmania is designed for middle to senior governance or management roles, so you’ll gain the skills sought after by government and NGO protected area and planning organisations.

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Biodiversity, Conservation & Management M.Sc. Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 12,225 per year
  • International € 17,980 per year
  • 12 months

The conservation of the Earth's remaining biodiversity is one of the most important challenges facing humanity. However, there are no easy solutions because biodiversity conservation has to operate in complex socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments.

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Bioscience M.Sc. Bioscience
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Renewable Energy Technologies Postgrad.Cert. Renewable Energy Technologies
  • May 2017
  • Not specified
  • 6 months

The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies from Engineering Institute of Technology is an advanced program. It is presented at a considerably higher level than the Advanced Diploma and bachelor degree level programs and intending students should be aware of the greater challenge.

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Environmental Science: Marine and Coastal Management Master Environmental Science: Marine and Coastal Management
  • Any time
  • National AUD 21,299 per year
  • International AUD 36,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Environmental Science: Marine and Coastal Management from The University of Western Australia provides students with knowledge and practical skills for the management of marine and coastal environments and students are well-qualified for a wide range of jobs in marine resource management.

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Biological Science - Coursework M.Sc. Biological Science - Coursework
  • Any time
  • National AUD 21,299 per year
  • International AUD 36,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Biological Science - Coursework at The University of Western Australia will give students an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.

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Biodiversity and Conservation M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Environmental Education M.Ed. Environmental Education
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 17,036 per year
  • International $ 25,700 per year
  • 24 months

The Environmental Education program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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