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Masters degrees in Conservation Ecology administer specialist training in the conservation and restoration of species and communities, including an examination of their natural habitats. Specialisations include Primate Ecology, Bird Conservation, Invertebrate Ecology, Agro-ecology, and Urban Ecology.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, though sufficient work experience may be accepted.
Courses in this field are highly varied. Topics range from population ecology and human community development, through to international wildlife trade and the economics of conservation.
Programmes are a combination of academic study and practical training. This may include: fieldwork exploring ecological survey methods such as taxonomy and GIS (geographic information systems); lab work including analysis of tissue culture, bioimaging and 3D modelling; data analysis and report writing.
Careers may include executive roles within charitable organisations, government agencies or NGOs, developing policy on global issues such as indigenous communities or endangered species. You may opt to work on a smaller scale within specified conservation projects, managing wildlife and forestry, or zoo keeping.
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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
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
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
This course will give you broad experience in current whole organism research and strong theoretical, laboratory and field research skills. 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
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
The emergence of the Law of the Sea Convention and establishment of Exclusive Economic Zones has given coastal states extensive and comprehensive rights and obligations over marine resources in vast areas of ocean. Read more
The MSc in Conservation Biology provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management. Read more
The Conservation Management of African Ecosystems programme is a multidisciplinary programme aimed at students wishing to develop a career in conservation management in universities, government departments, parastatal conservation organisations, NGOs and other organisations. Read more
Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Conservation Ecology course develops the professional and field skills, including identification and survey techniques required for effective conservation. Read more