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

Biology Biology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 890 per year
  • International € 2,950 per year
  • 24 months

Biodiversity crisis, stem cell research and avian flue: every day, biologists face new research challenges, from the level of single molecules to whole ecosystems. A Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) master’s degree in Biology allows you to contribute to research, share your knowledge through teaching, or to apply it in public service or private industry.

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Bioscience Bioscience, M.Sc.
  • 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 EnvEuro, M.Sc.
  • 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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Nature Management Nature Management, M.Sc.
  • 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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Biodiversity and Conservation Biodiversity and Conservation, M.Sc.
  • 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 Forest and Nature Conservation, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 17,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Forest and Nature Conservation programme 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 global climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecotourism, timber production, hunting and animal reintroduction. Insights into all aspects of forest and nature conservation are required to address these issues with emphasis on both ecological and social aspects.

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Biodiversity and Systematics Biodiversity and Systematics, M.Sc.
  • 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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Conservation and Land Management Conservation and Land Management, M.Sc.
  • 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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Wetland Science and Conservation Wetland Science and Conservation, M.Sc.
  • 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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University of Maine

Wildlife Conservation, Master
  • Any time
  • National $ 1,607
  • € 664
  • 24 months

UMaine’s Master of Wildlife Conservation is a non-thesis degree for students who wish to focus strongly on the course work portion of a degree rather than a thesis. It has allowed past students with undergraduate degrees in subjects such as history, sociology, political science, geology, and theology to develop a foundation in ecological sciences and natural resource management.

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University of Michigan

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Frontiers, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • National $ 10,733 per year
  • International $ 21,673 per year
  • 24 months

The Frontiers Master's Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan has three primary goals: to bring students to the study of ecology and evolution who might not otherwise have considered it; to give students opportunities to learn about the full range of subjects in ecology and evolution and to prepare students to succeed in top-rated Ph.D. programs in ecology and evolution.

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