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.
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.
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- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Animal Sciences View 60 other Masters in Animal Sciences in United Kingdom
- 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.
International20900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA13260 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £6630
- Overseas: £10450
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