Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Biodiversity & Conservation


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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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Suggested Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation

M.Sc. Water and Environment

The Master's in Water and Environment tackles problems in Environmental Science such as climate change, flooding, eutrophication, chemical pollution, habitat fragmentation and bio-invasions. With a flexible programme and unique facilities, you'll obtain the laboratory, field and assessment tools you need to protect ecosystems and human health in the context of multiple environmental pressures. 

M.Sc. Conservation

The Conservation Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Would you like to study conservation, assessment and development of the material cultural heritage more in-depth? The Master´s programme in Conservation enables students to improve their ability to independently identify and address complex problems and issues within the different areas of cultural heritage conservation. The programme also prepares students for third-cycle studies in the field of conservation.