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  • Objectives
    * To develop an interdisciplinary understanding of modern day conservation and environmental management * To provide a practical understanding of the environmental conservation techniques and strategies * To enable students to critically apply conservation techniques and methods to practical situations * To provide understanding of modern day conservation decision-making and the underlying criteria/values * To provide specific knowledge and skills in the chosen optional areas
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements An appropriate first degree in an ecological, scientific or environmental management discipline. Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered, but should contact the School
  • Academic Title
    Environmental Conservation, MSc
  • Course description
    The programme is for individuals who already work in environmental conservation and who seek to broaden or update their knowledge, and for graduates who wish to become professionally involved in conservation and environmental management. Various conservation organisations advised on the MSc programme content, ensuring strong links between the programme and needs of the conservation professions. The programme is structured around four compulsory conservation courses that integrate theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary conservation and environmental management.

    Core courses

        * Principles and Practice of Environmental Conservation
        * Techniques in Applied Ecology
        * Environmental Law and Practice
        * Research Methods
        * Research Project (in collaboration with named conservation organisations)


    Optional courses have been arranged into four routes:

        * Conservation Ecology
        * Environmental Management and Environmental Impact Assessment
        * Tourism and Conservation
        * Geographical Information Systems

    Options chosen from a range including:

        * Ecology and Conservation of Estuaries and the Coast
        * Restoration Ecology
        * Environmental Management and Auditing
        * Landscape and Ecological Assessment for Conservation
        * Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
        * Tropical Forest Ecology
        * Introduction to Remote Sensing
        * Advanced Spatial Modelling
        * Conservation Ecology
        * Issues and Principles in Responsible Tourism

    Career Options

    Conservation organisations in the UK and overseas, including central and local government, environmental consultancies, NGOs, business, the media and environmental education

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