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 Biology M.Sc. Conservation Biology
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 11,890 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Conservation Biology from the University of Kent provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management.

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Conservation and International Wildlife Trade M.Sc. Conservation and International Wildlife Trade
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 11,890 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade from the University of Kent provides you with the knowledge base to address trade regulation and management at both the national and international levels.

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Bioscience M.Sc. Bioscience
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 19,750 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Bioscience course at the University of Leeds gives you the opportunity to develop a broad scientific base on which to build your future career.

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EnvEuro M.Sc. EnvEuro
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 28,225
  • 24 months

The EnvEuro programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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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Conservation Project Management M.Sc. Conservation Project Management
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 11,890 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Conservation Project Management from the University of Kent draws upon the extensive conservation project management experience of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and equips you with the skills and tools you need to manage conservation projects effectively. The pathway is particularly suitable for managers of conservation projects who wish to build on their existing skills, or conservation practitioners who wish to move into a project management role.

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Biodiversity and Conservation M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 8,000 per year
  • International £ 19,750 per year
  • 12 months

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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Forest and Nature Conservation M.Sc. Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Nature Management M.Sc. Nature Management
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 7,390 per semester
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

In the course of the MSc programme in Nature Management (Landscape, Biodiversity and Planning) from University of Copenhagen you will learn about different types of landscape, their ecology, development and biodiversity. MSc students of the Nature Management programme learn about management and sustainable development of nature and landscapes on the basis of knowledge of biology, ecology, human needs and legislation related to nature and the environment

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