Taught course

Conservation and Science Policy

Institution
University of Exeter · Biosciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

  • Delivered by internationally-recognised experts
  • Examine how conservation goals may be achieved under climate change scenarios, in combination with food security requirements, while taking social justice issues into account
  • Enjoy the flexibility to pursue those areas most relevant to your professional development
  • Get involved with conservation practitioners from a wide range of collaborating governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Take part in the Kenya field course, which includes visits to some of East Africa’s most famous conservation areas

Employer-valued skills

Our MSc Conservation Science and Policy is aimed at individuals who are interested in working at the interface of environmental science and social science. The programme has been developed with recent graduates in mind as well as more professionally experienced individuals, for example people currently employed in fields of conservation or related areas, who wish to develop further their knowledge and research skills.

We are committed to providing you with quality personal support throughout your degree to ensure that when you leave us, you feel informed, prepared, and well equipped to reach your full potential in your future career.

Career destinations

As a graduate of the programme you will be well prepared to pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as:

  • Public sector conservation and policy
  • Environmental and conservation consultancy services
  • Non-governmental and charity work
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

You will also be ideally placed if you wish to progress to doctoral research in social or life sciences.

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/biosciences/conservationsci/#fees
International students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/biosciences/conservationsci/#fees

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Ilya Maclean
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1326 371801