MSc Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management


Swansea University    School of Biosciences, Geography and Physics

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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Are you passionate about the environment and want to make a positive impact? Look no further than the MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management at Swansea University. This programme delves into the intricate relationships between living organisms and their surrounding environments, both natural and influenced by human activities. With a focus on local and global environmental issues, you'll gain advanced skills in interpretation and management. Taught by leading experts in the field, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including research labs and a cutting-edge visualisation centre. Join us and become a part of the solution for a sustainable future. Visit our website for more information on entry requirements.

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The MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management explores relationships between living organisms and terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

You investigate interactions resulting from natural and anthropogenic processes, benefiting from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues. This course provides the skills and confidence to work in related fields such as environmental management and conservation.

Our Biosciences Department is internationally recognised for its research which informs Environmental Biology teaching at Swansea University.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class (with 55% average) honours degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related field.


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