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Biodiversity Conservation

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
Duration
15850 GBP/year
8800 GBP/year
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About

This Biodiversity Conservation degree from Nottingham Trent University combines research and academic skills with field surveying skills, ready for practical application within the ecological consultancy industry. It's designed to meet a rising need for highly skilled conservationists.

Overview

Through practical experience, taught sessions and interaction with experienced field ecologists, you'll gain taxonomic expertise. This will enable you to accurately identify a wide range of species and communities; use the appropriate field skills and techniques to carry out biodiversity surveys across different habitat types; and produce reports and assessments to professional standards. You'll also have an additional and distinctive opportunity to be trained in the use of geographical information systems (GIS) - a vital tool in the surveying and management of the environment.

The skills you learn will be underpinned by a thorough knowledge of why some species and communities are conservation priorities in law or policy. You'll be given the chance to become a critical thinker, capable of evaluating what you do, and adept at reporting your findings to the key audiences.

Careers and employability

This Biodiversity Conservation course from Nottingham Trent University has been developed with representatives from the ecological consultancy and environmental management sector, and is designed to be vocationally relevant, cultivating expertise and transferable skills to maximise your career potential.

Graduates of the Masters in Science degree have the knowledge and skills required to carry out biodiversity surveying, recording and reporting in the private, public, charity, education or research sectors. Skills development include project management, critical evaluation and communicating to a variety of audiences.

CPD: Professionals working in industry take the part-time day-release study route offered on this course as part of their career development through company sponsorship.

The diverse and expanding range of job roles include:

  • Environmental or ecological consultant
  • Biological surveyor
  • Species officer
  • Reserve warden
  • Education officer
  • Expedition leader
  • PhD researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Priorities
  • Species Recovery: Theories, Methods and Techniques
  • Environmental Assessment and Consultancy
  • Protected Species Surveying
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

MRes

  • A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree.
MScA minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree.
  • Other requirements: Work experience in a relevant field
  • We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time UK: £4,400

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 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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Biodiversity Conservation
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