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MRes Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course

Programme code:MOR-B&C/A-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Rupert Quinnell Contact

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.
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component or equivalent qualification (see website).

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:

BLGY5112MAdvanced Statistics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5153MAfrican Field Ecology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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)
BLGY5307MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study 35 credits of optional modules:

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5104MConservation Genetics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5117MIntroduction to GIS Skills for Ecologists10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5118MPopulation Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5163MPlant Identification15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5166MInsect Identification Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5180MConservation Skills5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5219MHabitat Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 09/09/2021 13:09:28


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