ENVU8CM: Conservation Management


Prerequisites: Conservation Biology (BIOU7CB)

Module Description

This module provides students with an overview of the roles played by the main conservation agencies and non-governmental organisations. Guest presentations from representatives of a range of conservation-related organizations and government agencies will be given to help build up a picture of how conservation works in practice, largely in the UK but with some international context, and will provide an insight into possible future career opportunities for conservation biologists.

Module Objectives

  • An understanding of how conservation works in practice, and the interaction between conservation science and conservation policy and practice.
  •  An understanding of the role that national and international conservation organisations play in conservation of species and habitats.
  • An improved understanding of potential careers in conservation management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Generic skills in the evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Development of written communication skills


Scheduled Teaching: 15 hours
Independent Study: 85 hours
Placements: 0 hours


Coursework: 50%
Examination: 50%
Practical: 0%

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