With this Masters degree, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and learn the approaches for conservation science and practice.
You’ll get the opportunity to specialise in particular areas with the selection of relevant modules and in your research project. Areas of potential specialisation include: ecosystem services; environmental economics; conservation conflicts; habitat and biodiversity management; application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing.
You’ll get plenty of practice in environmental conservation and management field skills, as there’s a compulsory residential field trip which takes place in the Cairngorm National Park. We also offer a two week field course on tropical ecology and conservation in Gabon.
This course is relevant to both recent and mature graduates who are seeking a career in environmental management and conservation science, either in governmental or non-governmental organisations. Graduates from this course are knowledgeable in the broad field of conservation science. They have skills in collecting and analysing relevant data for sustainable decision-making, as well as transferable skills relevant to future employment at national and international level.
You can exit stage 1 months with PgCert Environmental Management (Conservation)
You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Environmental Management (Conservation).
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants from other disciplines with a 2:1 or 1st but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.