Taught course

Biodiversity Conservation

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in any discipline that includes an element of biology and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This biodiversity conservation degree, taught by specialists in the field, will give you an in-depth knowledge of the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. It will equip you with the skills required for a career in biodiversity conservation.

Topics covered include biodiversity assessment and monitoring, site survey, management and restoration, GIS and data analysis, ecological principles and regulatory frameworks. You'll learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, and hone your ability to communicate effectively.

Field-based teaching features throughout to capitalise on the BU’s location within a biodiversity hotspot. Situated on the Dorset coast, BU is within easy reach of outstanding environments of global importance for conservation, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Wessex Downs, Dorset heaths, Poole Harbour and New Forest.

Core Modules:

  • Conservation in Practice
  • Field Ecology Skills
  • Frontiers in Biodiversity
  • Quantitative & Spatial Analysis
  • Research Project

Option Modules (Choose 2):

  • Advanced Quantitative & Spatial Methods
  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services
  • Conservation Genetics
  • International Law of the Environment
  • Primate Behaviour & Ecology

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course is normally: IELTS (academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £6,000
International students
For 2017 entry: £14,500

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
askBU Enquiry Service
Email
prospects@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1202 961916