MSc Environmental Practice: Biodiversity Conservation

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  • Objectives
    Evidence suggests that we are currently living in the midst of a global biodiversity crisis. Species extinction is occurring at a higher rate than at any time in evolutionary history, primarily as a result of human activity. The conservation of biodiversity is therefore one of the major environmental challenges currently facing humanity. As pressures on the natural environment intensify, there is a growing need for skilled professionals in the areas of biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Increasingly, such professionals need to possess a wide range of skills, including biodiversity assessment, site survey, site management, environmental monitoring, spatial information systems and information technology, as well as knowledge of relevant ecological principles and regulatory frameworks. They must also be able tocommunicate effectively at all levels with a range of different stakeholders, from government agencies and professional bodies to local interest groups and members of the public. The MSc in Environmental Practice: Biodiversity Conservation at Bournemouth aims to provide these skills, both to recent graduates and to experienced practitiers wishing to further their professional development.
  • Entry requirements
    The MSc in Environmental Practice: Biodiversity Conservation is ideally suited to those with strong interpersonal skills and an Honours degree in a cognate discipline such as environmental science, geography, geology, biology, or marine sciences. However, entry is not just based on academic criteria as work experience and relevant professional qualifications are also considered. Mature students with appropriate experience are also considered and encouraged to apply.
  • Academic title
    MSc Environmental Practice: Biodiversity Conservation
  • Course description
    Programme Content

    Participants undertake a 20 week taught programme, followed by a 6 week work-based placement in the UK or overseas with a relevant organisations. A personal research project, normally lasting 16 weeks is then undertaken to complete the course of study.

    Candidates unable to complete the full Masters course may be able to leave with an interim award, Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) or Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip). Units within our Masters portfolio can also be taken under the University’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

    Students follow a prescribed list of units which normally include:

    -Biodiversity Conservation and Management
    -Environmental Skills, Tools and Techniques
    -Environmental Law, Governance and Corporate
    -Environmental Management and Risk Assessment
    -Environmental Consultancy and Professional Practice (including  6-week Placement)
    -Readings in Biodiversity Conservation
    -Research Project

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