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Conservation Behaviour

Atlantic Technological University

12 months
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12000 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
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About

This one-year MSc degree in Conservation Behaviour from the Atlantic Technological University focuses on how animal behaviour can be applied to wildlife conservation.

Overview

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.

Course Highlights

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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