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About Population Biology
Masters degrees in Population Biology offer advanced training in the study of different organisms and the dynamics of species populations, including the processes which lead to population change and extinction.
Courses may specialise in specific areas such as Human Population Biology, Wildlife Biology or appropriate branches of Ecology and Conservation Biology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant science subject.
Courses in this area are highly varied. For example, you may choose to focus on the origins of a given species through practices in genetics, or explore the evolution and developments of populations as a result of environmental changes such as trophic interactions (food resources).
The skills which you will develop through a combination of academic enquiry, practical laboratory experiments, and fieldwork experience will make you suited to a number of roles. You may opt to work within governing bodies and charities to protect certain populations from extinction, or develop new methods for monitoring populations in remote environments.
You may also continue research in academia, for which your Masters would provide an excellent basis to pursue further study at PhD level.
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The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behaviour and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management.
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Are you passionate about animal welfare and keen to shape the management of the zoos of the future? Students from over 20 nationalities have chosen our unique programme, the first of its kind in the world.
The revolution in genetic mapping technology and the advent of whole genome sequences has turned quantitative genetics into one of the fastest growing areas of biology.
Molecular genetics is the study of genes at the molecular level. It focuses on the processes that underlie the expression of the genetic information from the DNA into the functional proteins that execute the genetic programme.
The MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade provides you with the knowledge base to address trade regulation and management at both the national and international levels.
At its core, the MSc in Primate Conservation and Behaviour provides a forum for understanding not only the behaviour of NHPs (non-human primates), but also the current issues and hot topics in NHPs conservation and management.
As the modern inheritors of our 400-year-old reputation for excellence, our staff and students contribute to a vibrant academic community whose visions are shaping tomorrow's world. The School's strong interdisciplinary research profile makes us a fantastic destination for postgraduate study. All of our campus-based Taught Masters Programmes are offered either as a one-year, full time MSc degree, including a research dissertation or as a nine-month, full time diploma. The MSc degree involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project while the diploma features two se
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online:
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is a multinational research community striving for real-world impact.
University Bourgogne Franche-Comte (UBFC) is a public university federating 7 Higher Education and Research (HER) Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comte (BFC) Region
The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is a leading centre of research, ranked in the top 10 in the UK in the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (2014). Students on our postgraduate courses will have the opportunity to work alongside academic experts on world-leading research. Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.