This biodiversity conservation course, taught by specialists in the field, will give you an in depth knowledge and understanding of the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. It will equip you with the skills required for a career in biodiversity conservation. Topics covered include biodiversity assessment and monitoring, site survey, management and restoration, GIS and data analysis, ecological principles and regulatory frameworks. You will learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, and hone your ability to communicate effectively.
Field-based teaching features throughout to capitalise on the BU’s location within a biodiversity hotspot. Situated on the Dorset coast, BU is within easy reach of outstanding environments of global importance for conservation, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Wessex Downs, Dorset heaths, Poole Harbour and New Forest.
A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience
This course prepares you for a career within both the commercial and statutory environmental sectors. Its strong emphasis on core skills in environmental practice gives students the edge when seeking employment. On completing the course not only will you have subject expertise but you will know how to apply that knowledge to make a difference in biodiversity conservation. By offering one of the leading courses in biodiversity conservation, our aspiration is that it will provide you with a route to a successful and rewarding career.
We welcome students on this course for both full-time and part-time study. For those wishing to complete the course on a part-time basis, the course is studied over two years. Students will be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, plus their dissertation (usually towards the end of their second year). The timetable of when the units take place vary each year, however, the units are timetabled during daytime hours, and will be studied with fellow full-time students.
Professional Practice in Forensic Science
Advanced Forensic Archaeology
Options - choose two of the following:
Principles & Methods in Zooarchaeology
Crime Scene Management & Forensic Science
Advanced Human Osteology
Humans, Animals & Diet
Geographical Information Systems
As a graduate of this course you will be strongly equipped to secure employment in ecological or environmental consultancy, or with a wide range of organisations active in environmental conservation and management, including government agencies (English Nature/Natural England, the Environment Agency, Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission, and JNCC), non-governmental organisations (e.g. the National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, the Woodland Trust, RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology, Butterfly Conservation, and Plantlife), district and county councils, regional and district planning authorities including AONBs and National Parks.
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