Learn about all the latest developments in conservation science on this accredited course, taught in a biodiverse hotspot on the Dorset coast.
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.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Study in a location perfectly suited to learn about biodiversity conservation
Develop your knowledge of ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology in this political and socio-economically important subject area
Enjoy access to a vast amount of research from our academics, including; tropical and temperate ecosystems, grassland, forest, freshwater, coastal and marine environments
Learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, hone your ability to communicate effectively, and be mentored in identifying flora and fauna
Benefit from our wide network of professional contacts to find a six-week placement In the UK or abroad to suit your individual career aspirations
Profit from our expert academics who are actively researching biodiversity conservation worldwide and bring their expertise to every session.
Conservation in Practice: Field trips, discussion groups and guest speakers combine to cover the scientific knowledge and principles relating to the structure and function of ecosystems, and how these can be applied to the management, conservation and restoration of biodiversity.
Field Ecology Skills: Develop field observation, species identification and survey techniques that will equip you with skills that are relevant to professional biodiversity conservation, monitoring and research. Partly based around a field course, you will develop your skills in a variety of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, supported by seminars and demonstrations.
Frontiers in Biodiversity: Explore the latest theories and concepts in conservation science, develop in-depth subject specialism as well as advanced literature-based research and reporting skills.
Quantitative & Spatial Analysis: Core skills for environmental scientists in data handling, processing, statistical techniques and spatial analysis (GIS) are taught on this unit. You will learn these techniques through industry standard programmes including the statistical environment of R.
Research Project: Develop your expertise in research methods, data collection, analysis, interpretation and synthesis and explore in detail core aspects of your subject area, with a view to generating new practical or theoretical insights. Previous research projects have included reindeer grazing and forest restoration, and habitat use by dolphins around Hong Kong.
As a Biodiversity Conservation graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as:
Environmental conservation manager
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