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MSc Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course

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

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

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.

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 in biodiversity and conservation;
- 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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules; BLGY5307M, BLGY5153M, BLGY5191M.

BLGY5153MAfrican Field Ecology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5191MBiodiversity and Conservation MSc and MRes Summer Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
BLGY5307MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 85 credits from optional modules which include:

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5104MConservation Genetics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5112MAdvanced Statistics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5117MIntroduction to GIS Skills for Ecologists10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5118MPopulation Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5120MBiodiversity and Conservation Literature Project15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5130MBiodiversity and Conservation Internships15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5131MPractical Conservation with the National Trust10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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)
SOEE5472MEnvironmental Policy and Governance15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
SOEE5540MClimate Change: Physical Science Basis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Last updated: 02/09/2021 11:17:47


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