Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation

The biodiversity and conservation discipline explores 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. Biodiversity and conservation programmes 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.
The biodiversity and conservation discipline 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

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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Conservation and International Wildlife Trade M.Sc. Conservation and International Wildlife Trade
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 11,600 per year
  • International £ 15,830 per year
  • 12 months

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

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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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Biodiversity Management (MSc, PhD) M.Sc. Biodiversity Management (MSc, PhD)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • International £ 15,380 per year
  • 12 months

The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology research degree programmes all carry the generic title of Biodiversity Management. We welcome students with the appropriate background for research.

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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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Conservation Biology M.Sc. Conservation Biology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 11,600 per year
  • International £ 15,380 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is distinctive in that it takes an interdisciplinary approach and is international in its outlook. It covers the biological, economic, legal, political and social aspects of biodiversity conservation and how these operate at the global level.

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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

El Máster en Gestión de Recurso Biológicos en el Medio Natural de la Universidad de Jaén responde a la demanda de la sociedad de capacitar a profesionales para dar respuesta a las cuestiones, problemas y retos que se plantean en relación a la gestión de los recursos naturales que, aunque renovables, son limitados.

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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 2016
  • 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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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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Forest and Nature Conservation M.Sc. Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,000 per year
  • International € 16,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Master Forest and Nature Conservation 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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