Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

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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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M.Sc. Forest and Nature Conservation

The Forest and Nature Conservation programme at Wageningen University and Research focuses on policy, sustainable management and conservation of forest and nature. Insights into all aspects of forest and nature conservation are required to address these issues.

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M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation

This Biodiversity and Conservation programme at the University of Leeds 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.

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