2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Global Conservation Science
|Programme code:||MSC-BSGS/GCS||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Maria Beger||Contact address:||M.Beger@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
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 (https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/master's-degree-characteristics-statement.pdf).
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
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|BLGY5119M||Introduction to GIS||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|BLGY5135M||Conservation Project Management||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|BLGY5137M||Research Skills and Data Analysis||15 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|BLGY5230M||Conservation Decision Science||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|BLGY5231M||Equitable Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|BLGY5391M||Masters Research Project||60 credits||1 Jan to 30 Sep|
|GEOG5332M||Global Change Ecology||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
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.
|SOEE5095M||Environmental Economics and Policy||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Subset B: Candidates will be required to study 15 credits of optional modules.
|BLGY5102M||Community Ecology||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|BLGY5188M||Population Dynamics||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
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