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. Required subjects: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science or Earth & Geographical Sciences
Months of entry
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.
- 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
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44(0)1202 961 916