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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MRes Biodiversity and Conservation (Part-Time)

Programme code:MOR-BLG/BCPUCAS 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:

- 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 90 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

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 65 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
BLGY5131MPractical Conservation with the National Trust10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5156MMasters Mediterranean Ecology Field Course15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5163MPlant Identification15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5166MInsect Identification Skills15 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5180MConservation Skills5 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)
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2

Other relevant modules approved by the Programme Manager may also be taken.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 90 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
BLGY5131MPractical Conservation with the National Trust10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY5153MAfrican Field Ecology20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5156MMasters Mediterranean Ecology Field Course15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5163MPlant Identification15 creditsSemester 2
BLGY5180MConservation Skills5 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)
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 17/04/2019

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