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Biodiversity Management - MSc, PhD

University of Kent School of Anthropology and Conservation

Full time & Part time September MSc, Prof Doctorate, Research Only Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

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. With the varied research interests of the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) and Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) staff, this continues to allow research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. There are, therefore, specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management, economics, wildlife trade, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity.

SAC and DICE encourage research students to undertake original research to submit as a thesis on

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Entry Requirements

A good second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject for MSc by Research. Usually a Master’s degree in a relevant subject and/or an excellent first degree with relevant experience for PhD. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages (View Website

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Student Profile(s)

Leonie Lawrence

After finishing my MSc, I joined Global Canopy Programme, initially working on international climate and forest policy before moving on to researching the supply chains driving tropical deforestation. Since then, I have expanded my work in this area, focusing on palm oil and sustainable investment in my previous role at ZSL, and recently joining WCS as Regional Technical Adviser on forest rich commodities. I am currently based in Indonesia working to reduce the impacts of agriculture and its related supply chains, including those of coffee and copra, on protected areas. DICE was invaluable in teaching me about the complexities of conservation, the challenges we face and the range of skills needed for effective interdisciplinary conservation. I loved my time at DICE and now being part of the wide-reaching network of DICE alumni.


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