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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Biodiversity and Conservation

Programme code:MSC-BLG/BCUCAS 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.

- Suitable equivalent qualifications would be considered for overseas students or mid-career students, especially for those with relevant experience.

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]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BLGY5137MResearch Skills and Data Analysis15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
BLGY5391MMasters Research Project60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Basket 1: Candidates will be required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules:

BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5119MIntroduction to GIS15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5121MAdvanced Statistics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5166MInsect Identification Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5188MPopulation Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE5473MClimate and Environmental Policy and Governance15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Basket 2: Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

BLGY5156MMasters Ecology Field Course15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5163MPlant Identification15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5219MHabitat Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5221MPractical Conservation with the National Trust15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5060MGIS and Environment15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG5332MGlobal Change Ecology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE5095MEnvironmental Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Year2 - View timetable

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

Last updated: 21/09/2023 14:29:25


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