MSc Biodiversity and Conservation
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to biodiversity and conservation; and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of biodiversity and conservation;- exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- formulate ideas and hypotheses proactively and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;- evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in biodiversity and conservation critically and creatively.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- demonstrating an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within biodiversity and conservation;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area in biodiversity and conservation;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study in biodiversity and conservation;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.