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Conservation Science and Policy MSc


University of Exeter    College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

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.

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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.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.


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Student Profile(s)

Emily Stevenson

I chose to study at the University of Exeter because it is renowned in the conservation community as a hub for sustainability; with this being the base for both the TEVI project and the Centre for Circular Economy with the Ellen MacArthur foundation. I was lucky enough to have attended multiple conferences at the Penryn campus before joining as a Masters student and I just totally idolised every aspect of the University; the facilities, the course content, the networking opportunities and the lecturers.

The course is incredibly well structured with invaluable and interesting content. The most enjoyable aspect has to be the world-class guest speakers that host seminars for the students. Every week there are multiple, inspiring people visiting us, covering a huge array of topics and from many different sectors including academics, NGOs and government organisations.

The biggest highlight would have to be the field course to Kenya. The memories and friendships you make in Kenya are ones you will treasure forever. I genuinely feel that this trip has been a hugely important steppingstone in my conservation career and one that I will wholeheartedly remember. Going to Kenya gave incomparable insight into how conservation can succeed in an entirely different situation to what we experience here in the UK and allowed me the opportunities to find passions that I never knew I had for the terrestrial ecosystem.

Aside from all the awesome stuff I have learnt as part of the course, I have really loved getting to know my peers and learning so much from them too. We are all here because we love the natural world and hope to see it better protected, so my course mates all have invaluable experience, knowledge and opinions, which have been a total privilege to hear about.

Robert Swan said “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”. You are somebody and taking this course will give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to preserve what you are passionate about.

Scholarships

We’ve provided the information on our website to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available

Eligibility

We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.

There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

See our website for details of funding available and how to apply :https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/


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