|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
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
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Biodiversity loss remains one of the key environmental concerns of our time, and conservation work requires experts who understand the science underpinning practical activities. The MSc Biodiversity and Conservation will develop your understanding, providing excellent preparation for careers in ecological consultancy or conservation management. This programme is one of the pathways available under the wider Environmental Management Programme.
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.