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Ecological Management and Conservation Biology (MSc/PgDip)


Queen’s University Belfast School of Biological Sciences

Full time & Part time September PgDip, MSc 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

We’re in the middle of a biodiversity crisis; the sixth mass extinction event on Earth. Over half of the world’s wildlife has vanished in the last fifty years.

There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address these problems.

Course Structure

The programme has a backbone of taught academic lectures covering the full spectrum of subjects contained within conservation biology including:

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation genetics
  • Emerging plant pathogens
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Grassland management
  • Invasion biology
  • Marine conservation
  • Soil biology
  • Wildfire ecology

Semester 1 Modules

  • Ecological Management

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Entry Requirements

MSc: A 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science, such as any type of biology (including animal science, biological science, environmental science, marine biology and zoology), agriculture or veterinary science, paleoecology or geography.

Those who have experience but less relevant degrees will be referred to the School on a case-by-case basis. Examples of relevant experience include (but are not limited to); farming, zoo work, conservation charities and environmental consultancy.

PgDip: A Pass degree or above in a relevant area of science, such as Biology or Environmental Studies, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.


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