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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MRes Biodiversity and Conservation

Programme code:MOR-BLG/BCUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Rupert Quinnell Contact address:R.J.Quinnell@leeds.ac.uk

This programme is available for part-time study. Please contact the programme manager.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject.
- We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the Faculty of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Admissions Team.
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component or equivalent.

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 MRes 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;
- 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;
- extensive experience in biodiversity or conservation-related research, including a range of research methods.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BLGY5107MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills I10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5111MMRes Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BLGY5191MBiodiversity and Conservation MSc and MRes Summer Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
BLGY5198MBiodiversity and Conservation MRes Research Project 140 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 55 credits from the following optional modules:

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5104MConservation Genetics15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5116MHabitat Management10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5117MIntroduction to GIS Skills for Ecologists10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5118MPopulation Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5130MBiodiversity and Conservation Internships15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5156MMasters Mediterranean Ecology Field Course15 creditsSemester 2
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: 17/04/2019

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