Biodiversity Management (Research), Master | University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Biodiversity Management (Research)

12 months
Duration
21200 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Biodiversity Management (Research) programme from University of Kent encourage you to undertake original, high-quality research, which culminates in the submission of a thesis. 

Overview

During postgraduate research (PGR) studies students research and write a thesis of under the supervision of an academic team. The length of the thesis varies according to the mode of registrations (i.e. no more than 100,000 words for a PhD, or no more than 40,000 words for an MSc by research). Students participate in the vibrant postgraduate community of the School, and have opportunities to attend a number of seminar series organised by the Research Themes and the Research Centres of the School.

Due to the diversity and international nature of many field-orientated research projects, the amount of time that individual research students spend at the School campus varies. However, students are expected to spend the first months of the PGR study at the School campus to obtain training in research methods and attend a number of research seminars.

Careers

The Biodiversity Management (Research) programme from University of Kent combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.

Our alumni progress into a wide range of organisations across the world. Examples include: consultancy for a Darwin Initiative project in West Sumatra; Wildlife Management Officer in Kenya; Chief of the Biodiversity Unit – UN Environment Programme; Research and Analysis Programme Leader for TRAFFIC; Freshwater Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Head of the Ecosystem Assessment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); Community Based Natural Resource Manager, WWF; Managing Partner, Althelia Climate Fund; and Programme Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Programme Structure

Recent or current projects cover topics such as:
  • understanding adaptation to climate change; ringneck parakeets in the UK
  • improved management of socio-ecological landscapes in Western Ghats
  • cost, benefits and trade-offs in creating large conservation areas
  • monitoring population trends in tigers and their prey in Kirinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
  • chameleon trade and conservation in Madagascar
  • conservation genetics of the critically endangered Seychelles paradise flycatcher
  • traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights and protected area management
  • the economic value of mammals in Britain
  • estimating extinction dates of plants, birds and mammals.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For an MSc by research a first degree (at least 2:1) in a relevant subject is required
  • For an MPhil or PhD a first degree and a usually a Master’s (at least Merit) or substantial professional experience in a relevant field is required.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT - 2298
  • EU/International PT - £10600

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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