Taught course

Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation in Action

Institution
Middlesex University London · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The crisis in biodiversity is a crucial challenge for current and future generations. Everyday, species diversity is rapidly declining. Despite the effort of evolutionary biologists to describe biodiversity patterns and processes, they are often missing from the dialogue about conservation of the biodiversity. This course is designed for those looking for an interdisciplinary programme at the interface of social and ecological systems.

This course combines expert teaching with unique experiences of work in real environmental and conservation settings to develop your ability to evaluate the biological and social processes that underpin interactions between biodiversity loss and human society. You will learn to gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative genomic ecological and social data; skills which are at the forefront of current research in conservation science and evolutionary biology.

You will gain invaluable practical experience through our field trips, spending one month in Mauritius to work on a real research project, with an additional week in Jersey to learn about captive animal management and the role of zoos in conservation.

The programme is suitable for:

  • students who have a strong interest in evolutionary processes on biodiversity and conservation
  • graduates of biology and related degrees
  • professionals working within NGOs or research institutes who wish to further develop their skills

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8411 5555