In the Conservation Behaviour degree from the Atlantic Technological University you will study the behaviour of a wide range of species from marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats, and you will learn how an understanding of animal behaviour can contribute to the conservation and management of those species.
You will acquire a range of applied skills, such as camera trap surveying for terrestrial mammals, visual and acoustic monitoring of marine mammals, abundance estimation of marine mammals using mark-recapture and DISTANCE, geographic information systems (GIS), and data analysis using R and RStudio.
- Teaching by research-active staff working in the field of Conservation Behaviour, with particular interests in marine and freshwater species.
- A week-long residential field course in the west of Ireland, where the behaviour of a number of species will be studied in a natural setting.
- A major research thesis on a real conservation problem, in collaboration with a supervisor from GMIT and a supervisor from an external organisation.
Graduates will be well prepared for careers in wildlife conservation and management, or may continue to PhD research.
Potential employers may include:
- Ecological Consultancies
- Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities
- Research Institutes
- Government Agencies
- Studies in Conservation Behaviour
- Data Analysis using R and RStudio
- Residential Field Course
- Applied Geographic Information Systems
- Animal Behaviour: Recording and Analysis
- Acoustic Monitoring as a Marine Conservation Tool
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation View 9 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in Ireland
The minimum requirement is a 2.2 in a cognate Honours Degree, e.g. Animal Behaviour, Conservation Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Science, etc. If you are not sure whether your degree is cognate, please feel free to email the course co-ordinators (contact details below), and they will be happy to advise.
- Non-EU, non-native English speakers, must have a score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.