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Conservation Biology

University of Kent

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
20900 GBP/year
13260 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Conservation Biology offered by the University of Kent provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management.

Overview

Modern conservation science transcends the traditional boundaries of biology, ecology and environmental management. Today’s managers of biodiversity need to be versed in a broad range of specialist fields, from population ecology and human community development, through to international wildlife trade and the economics of conservation, as well as the latest techniques in endangered species recovery.

The MSc in Conservation Biology offered by the University of Kent is an interdisciplinary pathway that integrates all of these aspects of conservation biology. It is designed for wildlife managers with practical experience in international conservation work looking to acquire formal scientific training, as well as students with academic qualifications looking to develop a career in conservation.

Careers

The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. DICE programmes combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.

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

Courses include:

  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Conservation
  • Research Methods for Social Science
  • Population and Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecotourism and Rural Development Field Course
  • Economics of Biodiversity Conservation
  • Managing Protected Areas

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good second class honours degree, or better, in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience.
  • In exceptional circumstances we admit applicants without a first degree if their professional career and experience shows academic achievement of a high enough standard.
  • 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

  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time fees:
  • UK/EU: £6630
  • Overseas: £10450

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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