MSc Global Conservation Science
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
1. To demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the delivery of biodiversity conservation solutions globally;2. To exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic (team working, grant writing, leadership, data science) and subject-specific (ecology, economics, governance) intellectual abilities;3. To demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of conservation theory (ecology, global change) and practice (project management, communications, fundraising);4. To take a proactive and self-reflective role in the leadership of the conservation sector, built on an awareness of broad societal context and the efficient functioning of conservation organisations;5. Formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute novel conservation solutions;6. Critically and creatively to evaluate current debates and controversies in conservation, and respond by adapting practice and engaging with theory.
Transferable (key) skills
- the wide range of analytical and organisational skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree in conservation science and/or for employment in a higher capacity in the global conservation sector;- evaluating their own achievement, that of others, and the success of their work in the field;- 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.
- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the broader field of conservation;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to complex and transdisciplinary challenges in conservation.- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study, including academic, practitioner, community, policymaker and the general public;- evaluating, criticising, and improving upon standard practices in conservation practice and training;- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.