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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course (Part-Time)

Programme code:MSC-B&C/A-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Rupert Quinnell Contact address:R.J.Quinnell@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Normally a good upper second class honours degree in a relevant field.
- Suitable equivalent qualifications would be considered for overseas students or mid-career students, especially for those with relevant experience.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Graduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Graduate School

Programme specification:

The MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation is designed to provide students with:

- an understanding of the biological principles and institutional framework underlying biodiversity and its conservation;
- a core body of transferable skills required to operate effectively in an academic and/or professional career;
- experience in biodiversity or conservation-related research;
- the opportunity to design a course of study to fit their chosen career paths, to lay the groundwork for further academic work and/or professional development in biodiversity and conservation.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits across Year 1 and 2.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules across Year 1 and 2; BLGY5107M, BLGY5108M, BLGY5153M, BLGY5191M.

BLGY5107MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills I10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5108MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills II10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5153MAfrican Field Ecology20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5191MBiodiversity and Conservation MSc and MRes Summer Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study sufficient optional modules to complete 90 credits of modules for Year 1.

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5104MConservation Genetics15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5112MAdvanced Statistics10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5116MHabitat Management10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5117MIntroduction to GIS Skills for Ecologists10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5118MPopulation Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5131MPractical Conservation with the National Trust10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5163MPlant Identification15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5166MInsect Identification Skills15 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5180MConservation Skills5 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits across Year 1 and 2.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules across Year 1 and 2; BLGY5107M, BLGY5108M, BLGY5153M, BLGY5191M.

BLGY5107MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills I10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5108MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills II10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5153MAfrican Field Ecology20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5191MBiodiversity and Conservation MSc and MRes Summer Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study sufficient optional modules to complete 90 credits for Year 2.

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5104MConservation Genetics15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5116MHabitat Management10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5117MIntroduction to GIS Skills for Ecologists10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5118MPopulation Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5131MPractical Conservation with the National Trust10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5163MPlant Identification15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5166MInsect Identification Skills15 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5180MConservation Skills5 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 26/04/2017

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