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University of Law Featured Masters Courses
Full time & Part time September PgDip, MSc, PgCert Full-time: MSc: 12 months, PGDip: 8 months, PGCert: 8 months; Part time: MSc: 24 months, PGDip: 20 months, PGCert: 8 months

About the course

Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Conservation Ecology course develops the professional and field skills, including identification and survey techniques required for effective conservation. It will familiarise you with the key ecological concepts underlying evidence-based conservation.

You will produce professional reports and assessments. And undertake monitoring of species and communities. You will also gain essential skills for conservation practitioners, for example:

  • knowledge of international and national wildlife legislation
  • planning law and environmental policy
  • IT competencies, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • an understanding of the ecological requirements of different species and the implications of environmental change
  • an ability to statistically interpret field data.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

For applicants whose first language is not English, an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in Reading and Writing, and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking) is required.


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