You will be immersed in the ongoing conservation work of these organisations, and will be able to choose five-month research project topics linked to their conservation programmes, ensuring that your project contributes to real-world conservation.
You will also participate in group projects based at these three organisations.
The course provides a strong quantitative basis for conservation work, including decision theory, conservation planning, statistical computing and modelling.
Through learning to collect, analyse and use both socioeconomic and biological information, you will gain a truly interdisciplinary understanding of the theory and practice of conservation.
By the end of the course you will not only have developed an ability to analyse conservation issues, but you will also know how to put this understanding into action, implementing successful conservation projects.