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

Endangered Species Recovery (PDip) Postgrad.Dip. Endangered Species Recovery (PDip)
  • Apr 2016
  • Not specified
  • 6 months

A new Postgraduate Diploma programme in Endangered Species Recovery is currently being developed by DICE that will capitalise on its long-standing links with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell) and the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation (MWF).

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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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Biodiversity Management (MSc, PhD) M.Sc. Biodiversity Management (MSc, PhD)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 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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Conservation and Land Management M.Sc. Conservation and Land Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

The one-year Conservation and Land Management MSc degree is intended for students with a strong interest in land use who want to increase their knowledge of conservation issues.

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Environmental Protection M.Sc. Environmental Protection
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 3,200 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics M.Sc. Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 11,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 18,000 per year
  • 12 months

The application of molecular biology in medical sciences has led to huge advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Students choosing to study course will enjoy a modular course that delivers both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for research in the field of modern medically-related molecular biology.

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Nature Management (Landscape, Biodiversity and Planning) M.Sc. Nature Management (Landscape, Biodiversity and Planning)
  • Sep 2016
  • Non-EEA € 14,600 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

In the course of the MSc programme in Nature Management (Landscape, Biodiversity and Planning) 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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Conservation and International Wildlife Trade M.Sc. Conservation and International Wildlife Trade
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 11,600 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 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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Biodiversity, Conservation & Management M.Sc. Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 12,225 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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Renewable Energy Technologies Postgrad.Cert. Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Aug 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies 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
  • Non-EEA £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc and MRes courses at Leeds are designed to prepare recent graduates for a PhD programme or to begin a career in conservation. For established conservation professionals our modules provide additional skills to support them in their work. An increasing number of students treat the MSc as a conversion course, after having taken degrees in non-biological subjects.

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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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