Seeking a career in conservation science? Our innovative Masters course provides the scientific knowledge and transferable skills for a career in conservation.
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We’ve offered our innovative Environmental Management course with a specialisation in Conservation since 2013. With this Masters degree, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and learn the approaches for conservation science and practice.
You’ll get the opportunity to specialise in particular areas with the selection of relevant modules and in your research project. Areas of potential specialisation include:
You’ll get plenty of practice in environmental conservation and management field skills, as there’s a compulsory residential field trip which takes place in the Cairngorm National Park. We also offer a two week field course on tropical ecology and conservation in Gabon. Find out more about the Gabon field course.
This course is relevant to both recent and mature graduates who are seeking a career in environmental management and conservation science, either in governmental or non-governmental organisations. Graduates from this course are knowledgeable in the broad field of conservation science. They have skills in collecting and analysing relevant data for sustainable decision-making, as well as transferable skills relevant to future employment at national and international level.
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Our course will give you:
If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.
Some of our key facilities include:
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 80% of our research impact in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences and 100% of our research impact in Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Our research and impact positions us as leaders in the area of Environmental Protection and Biological Conservation. We are organised into two research groups:
We specialise in studies of human interactions with the environment, and conservation science and sustainability is one of our core strengths. We have leading researchers working on various aspects of evidence-based conservation, including:
Our areas of research include:
We also work on a diverse range of study systems such as African and South American forests, bushmeat and local livelihoods across Africa.