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M.Phil. On Campus

Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

University of Oxford

24 months
Duration
26940 GBP/year
19970 GBP/year
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About

The MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford aims to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which management and policy decisions are made.

Overview

The MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford  is a two year course. In the first year, you will take the coursework associated with the MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management. The course design is informed by the recognition that biodiversity conservation, as a domain of science and policy, needs to become more contextual and multi-level in its conception. 

The course content is rooted in our established strengths in conservation biogeography, governance and planning, in global change and in research design. The course design also responds to the rise of market-based conservation including engagements with enterprise and the transformative potential of new technologies.

Supervision

For this course, the allocation of graduate supervision is the responsibility of the School of Geography and the Environment and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the School of Geography and the Environment.

Graduate destinations

The aim of the course is to train future leaders, managers and policy makers in biodiversity, conservation and natural resource management. 

Thus the course teaches conservation as a dynamic discipline integral to all the major areas of human concern - social and environmental governance, political economy, spatial planning, agriculture, population growth, livelihoods, human and institutional capacity, and investment and markets, in addition to the hard science of biodiversity.

Programme Structure

The specific course objectives are to develop your abilities to:

  • critically engage with concepts and theory in biodiversity science and management from interdisciplinary perspectives and at an advanced level
  • describe by whom and by what space and territory is produced and governed in conservation over time
  • critically assess the modes through which conservation builds and extends power and describe in detail the factors that explain the emergence and performance of different governance modes
  • appreciate the role of ethics, values and norms in producing culturally attuned and effective conservation interventions
  • embrace the implications of new technological forces for the future of biodiversity science and management
  • link theory, hypothesis, methods, data and field work so as to identify and develop advanced research questions and design.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement:
    • A maximum of 500 words
    • Written work:
    • Either one essay of between 4,000 and 5,000 words or two essays of a maximum of 2,500 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    19970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19970 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /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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