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MSc Global Conservation Science

Programme code:MSC-BSGS/GCSUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Maria Beger Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

2:1 or equivalent, preferably in a biological subject but we would consider applicants from other backgrounds. Standard English language requirements apply.

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

School of Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Masters Taught Student Education Exam Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

There is no QAA Subject Benchmark Statement. The complexity and depth of the course, as well as learner autonomy, are completely appropriate for the level of the award, which is indeed fully aligned to the Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the characteristics embodied in the QAA Qualifications Frameworks level descriptors for Masters degrees ('s-degree-characteristics-statement.pdf).

Programme specification:

The programme will equip graduates with the multidisciplinary set of skills needed for them to become "changemakers" in the global environmental sector. Solutions to the global biodiversity crisis require an appreciation of the social, economic, political, and ethical aspects of environment challenges that influence the way in which we go about conserving the natural world. You will be trained in not only the technical, scientific aspects of biodiversity conservation, but also the broader issues in sustainability that are part and parcel of conservation science in the broadest sense. Through an understanding of the way that conservation projects are designed, managed, evaluated, and communicated in collaboration with stakeholders, you will learn how to deliver effective conservation solutions in any situation.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BLGY5119MIntroduction to GIS15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5135MConservation Project Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5191MBiodiversity and Conservation MSc and MRes Summer Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
BLGY5230MConservation Decision Science15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5231MEquitable Sustainability15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5307MBiodiversity and Conservation Skills15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG5332MGlobal Change Ecology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits of optional modules split between Subset A and Subset B.

Subset A: Candidates will be required to study 15 credits of optional modules.

SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE5483MCritical Perspectives in Environment and Development15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Subset B: Candidates will be required to study 15 credits of optional modules.

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5188MPopulation Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Last updated: 08/04/2022 10:41:44


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