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The MSc Conservation Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to conservation theory and practice. It brings together students and academic staff from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but with a shared passion for conservation.

Highlights

·        Explore conflicts between different human agencies, engage with conservation policy and governance at different scales (local, national, and international), and consider the relationship between the public, science, and policy.

·        Research ecological case studies and examples from a range of habitats in aquatic and terrestrial systems and gain a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis.

·        An interdisciplinary approach means you can explore a range of methodological approaches to conservation – ecological, economic, historical, etc.

·        Your summer research project can (subject to availability) be undertaken in collaboration with an external organisation involved in conservation practice

Our growing understanding of ecosystems, ecosystem services, and biodiversity suggests that conservation of the environment is crucial to humankind's survival. However, there are significant challenges to effective conservation.

Firstly, there is a need for further advances in scientific understanding and data collection. The MSc Conservation Studies provides advanced training in data collection and analysis and the design of ecological studies with the opportunity for you to develop fieldwork, mathematical computing, and experimental skills.

Secondly, there is the need to inform and engage the public, managers, and decision makers. On the MSc Conservation Studies, you will explore conflicts between different human agencies, engage with conservation policy and governance at different scales (local, national, and international), and consider the relationship between the public, science, and policy.The degree is distinguished by its interdisciplinary character and you will be encouraged to use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate current debates in conservation with a view to mediating what can appear to be irreconcilable differences. The core modules comprise seminars led by subject experts drawn from across the University and speakers from conservation-related organisations who provide a professional perspective.

Visit the Conservation Studies (MSc) page on the University of St Andrews website for more details! 

Teaching format

The MSc degree is a one year full-time programme. Students complete one core module in Semester 1 (September to December) and a second core module in Semester 2 (January to June). Students take one or two optional modules in each semester. The period from June to August is used to complete the summer research project.

The MSc degree involves both independent and group study, and teaching methods include seminars, workshops, and practical exercises. Most modules are assessed through coursework, including written assignments, social media assignments, and presentations.

Further particulars regarding curriculum development.

Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies

The Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies is the University of Andrew's newest academic school and has been established to foster interdisciplinary postgraduate education and scholarship.

The Graduate School’s interdisciplinary programmes and community provide postgraduates with a stimulating environment in which you can:

·        learn across subject boundaries and expand your knowledge base, allowing you to maximise the intellectual and professional value of your time at St Andrews

·        develop and apply practical skills relevant to academic and professional contexts and enhancing your employability

·        explore a topic in depth through the summer project and demonstrate your ability to plan and manage academically rigorous research

·        benefit from being part of a vibrant and welcoming postgraduate community and a Graduate School that is wholly focussed on understanding and meeting the needs of Masters students

Entry Requirements

You should hold a UK undergraduate degree with upper second-class honours or an equivalent international qualification.

We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to:

·        anthropology

·        biology

·        computer science

·        geography

·        history

·        mathematics

·        sustainable development

You should have a keen interest in conservation and the scientific methods that underpin conservation policy, and be able to demonstrate this through relevant modules completed as part of your undergraduate degree and/or relevant work experience.

The MSc is a science degree and does involve quantitative methods such as estimating animal populations. You should have reasonable numeracy skills and be able to demonstrate this through relevant qualifications such as an A-level/AS-Level/or Scottish Higher (or equivalent international qualification) in mathematics or another subject involving mathematics.


Visit the Conservation Studies (MSc) page on the University of St Andrews website for more details!

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