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Masters degrees in Biodiversity equip postgraduates with a working knowledge of the developmental processes of different plant, insect, and animal species, and their interrelationships within different environments.
Popular specialisms and related subjects include Biodiversity Conservation, Biodiversity Management, Taxonomy and Ecology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biology, Conservation or Ecology.
Tackling Biodiversity in the wider world is no easy feat, with the destruction of natural habitats and landscapes occurring on a daily basis. By training in this area, you could learn the techniques which aim to increase biodiversity and find solutions to everyday issues such as climate change and extinction.
Training is provided in areas such as taxonomy of animals and plants, their response to diseases, and their evolutionary relationships. You will explore these via methods such as lab testing, 3D modelling, and data collection and fieldwork. Policy across different industries, including commercial businesses and public organisations is also considered.
Careers include roles within environmental policy and management, public health, ecotourism or even scientific journalism. If you would prefer a career in academia, you may wish to utilise your Masters experience as groundwork for further research at PhD level.
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Taxonomy and systematics provide the foundation for studying the diversity of the living world. This course will give you a broad background in these disciplines and their power for our understanding of biological diversity. Read more
This MSc is an outstanding learning experience that will give you advanced knowledge and skills in conservation biology. You’ll gain an advanced, global outlook on conservation and will be ready to help solve the challenges of change in the modern world. Read more
The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of structure, functioning, monitoring, and management of ecosystems submitted to various natural and anthropogenic pressures, in the framework of biodiversity conservation. Read more
This course provides broad research training in ecology, evolution and conservation, focusing on fundamental concepts and theory, and their application to conservation and biodiversity science. Read more
available as Full-time available as Part-time available as Distance learning Our course is the first course in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Read more
This course will give you broad experience in current whole organism research and strong theoretical, laboratory and field research skills. Read more
The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behaviour and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management. Read more
Our MRes in Tropical Forest Ecology provides high-level research training, covering the latest developments in the field. The course is the only postgraduate degree in the UK to solely focus on tropical forest ecology, while also covering the physical and biological aspects of the forest ecosystem. Read more
This programme is delivered jointly by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Read more
The research degree programme carries the generic title of Biodiversity Management, in order to allow a student to undertake any relevant research project that relates to conserving and managing biodiversity. Read more
The crisis in biodiversity is a crucial challenge for current and future generations. Everyday, species diversity is rapidly declining. Read more
INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGY DOUBLE DEGREE The International Master’s in Biodiversity Ecology and Evolution – IMABEE – is a two-year research-oriented master’s programme for talented and motivated students who want to understand and work in the field of biodiversity, ecology, and evolution. Read more
On this course you’ll learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, hone your ability to communicate effectively and develop your skills in identifying flora and fauna. Read more