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MSc - Biodiversity Conservation


Bournemouth University    Faculty of Science & Technology

Full time & Part time See Course MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

About the course

Learn about all the latest developments in conservation science on this accredited course, taught in a biodiverse hotspot on the Dorset coast.

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Entry Requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject.

Required subjects include: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Earth & Geographical Sciences, Conservation Biology, Ecology & Wildlife Conservation.

If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow. Some of these are based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information.

Please see course website for further details.


 Course Content


Open days

This Open Day is designed to enable you to find out more about the postgraduate taught and research subjects at Bournemouth University. You’ll get the opportunity to speak to academics and current students about all the important topics – accommodation, fees and funding, and what Bournemouth is like as a study location.

Location

Fern Barrow

Web

https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/events/29-june-virtual-postgraduate-open-day

Contact

Future Students Enquiry Team


Where is Bournemouth University

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Student Profile(s)

Natalia Tejedor

After working as a project administrator for ReForLan, a forest restoration project in Latin America, I am now six months into my PhD studentship, researching the impact of climate change on extinction risk on the Montane Forests.

I have always liked the idea of getting involved in nature conservation and, after finishing an undergraduate degree in Applied Geography, finding a MSc on Biodiversity at BU gave me that extra focus on my interests. It was ideal for me because it emphasised on fieldwork and practical activities with local professionals. BU had great studying facilities and the staff provided all the support I needed.

I really enjoyed the course, particularly the fieldwork carried out, where actual conservation issues were tackled in the different local habitats. My personal research project was carried out in Mexico, where I had the pleasure to survey tropical dry forests using local surveying techniques, alongside local people and forest experts. I assessed the different methods of surveying the dry forests and the experience and knowledge gained there helped me to get my current position.

I have developed skills such as critical analysis of current environmental issues, learnt various techniques used in conservation today and strengthened my knowledge in scientific writing, project bids and GIS.

Since finishing my MSc I had the opportunity to get a part-time job as an administrator for a forest restoration project in Latin America. I have also worked as a research assistant at BU and the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain. I believe that doing this MSc has improved my career profile and helped me to get in contact with people involved in nature conservation. I think that it would have been difficult to achieve this without the MSc.

Scholarships

For courses starting January 2022, September 2022 and January 2023. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

Music scholars receive free tuition and other benefits in kind, such as examination fees and assistance with buying music. This amounts to approximately £600 per year for January 2022, September 2022 and January 2023 entry.

As part of your application, you will need to source two references. Referees can include your Director of Music, music teacher, instrumental/vocal coach, ensemble conductor etc, or any other person qualified to write about your musical abilities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£600

Eligibility

Any UK, CI, ROI or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU
You must be able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist, and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January. Late applications may be considered if there are funds remaining.


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For courses starting in January 2022, September 2022 and January 2023. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The BU Sport Scholarship is available to high level sporting athletes coming to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at BU. The scholarship is designed to provide you with the funding you need to develop your sporting abilities and take them to the next level.

You can apply for up to £5,000 of funding and put this money towards coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses or/or support services.

You must demonstrate excellence in your chosen sport, and be part of a Regional, National and/or International squad and compete at that level. Athletes receiving a scholarship will ideally represent BU in the BUCS programme (League and Individual), as well as themselves and/or their club at regional, national or international level. Individual athletes will also need to be competitive with top performers within the BUCS programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500 to £5,000

Eligibility

You must be a high performing sportsperson and have the desire to continue to develop in the sporting arena, as well as academically
Any UK, CI, ROI or international applicant applying for a full-time postgraduate course delivered at BU

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January.


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For courses starting in January 2022, September 2022 and January 2023. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship for international students is designed to recognise outstanding academic achievement.

If you are applying for a Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course or certain courses delivered by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, you will not be eligible for this award

You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 (tuition fee reduction)

Eligibility

Any international applicant for a full-time taught postgraduate course or Master's by research at BU
You must have achieved a minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent grades - see below), or a CPE with a merit profile
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) are eligible for this award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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For courses starting in January 2022, September 2022 and January 2023. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Academic Scholarship recognises outstanding academic achievement among our postgraduate applicants. To qualify for this award, you need to demonstrate an excellent academic profile that is relevant to your course.

You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course, or part-time course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

- Any UK, ROI or CI student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate degree or Master's by Research at BU
- You need to have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor's degree, or CPE with merit profile
- Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) are eligible for this award
- You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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A full Chevening Scholarship includes:

tuition fee waiver
travel to and from your home country
an arrival allowance
the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application
a grant for thesis or dissertation
an excess baggage allowance
a monthly personal living allowance.

Value of Scholarship(s)

A tuition fee waiver plus other allowances

Eligibility

Any international student applying for a full-time taught Master's degree at BU who is a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of the period of study
You must hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class Honours degree in the UK
Have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement - minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent
Have completed at least two years' work experience before applying.

Application Procedure

Submit application.


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