|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as environmental science, geography, biology or environmental engineering
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Expenses, accommodation, working etc.
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
the MSc Biodiversity and Conservation aims to:
- provide you with a thorough understanding of the functioning and management of the environment, based on firm interdisciplinary foundations
- give you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and understanding in a chosen area of the environmental sciences, whilst maintaining a broader view of the environment on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary basis
- provide you with knowledge and understanding of the interactions of the environment and society
enable you to undertake a substantial research project during your year of study
- produce graduates who can think critically about the environment in the contemporary world and are able to pursue independent study in the subject with enthusiasm
- provide opportunities to recognise and develop the key skills necessary for graduates to be capable of reaching their full potentials and play a full role in society including careers in environmental and other professions, industry and commerce.
The academic year for students on the MSc programme is divided into three parts: two semesters of taught modules (which are a mix of compulsory and optional topics) followed by a period of self-directed study for the Advanced Research Project over the summer. We encourage you to conduct your research projects with external organisations and potential employers. You are not required to submit a dissertation but instead write a research article (7,000 words maximum) in the style of a peer-reviewed journal for submission in September. This article contributes one-third of the marks towards your MSc degree and is therefore a key component of your studies.