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Conservation Biology

University of Kent

12 months
Duration
21500 GBP/year
13600 GBP/year
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About

The Conservation Biology programme from 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 Conservation Biology programme from 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.

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

Courses include:

  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Conservation
  • Research Methods for Social Science 
  • Population and Evolutionary Biology 
  • Research Skills for Natural Sciences
  • Ecotourism and Rural Development Field Course 
  • Economics of Biodiversity Conservation 
  • Leadership Skills for Conservation Managers

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.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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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.
  • Please note that if you are interested in multiple pathways for this programme, you only need to apply to one. We offer flexibility in switching between pathways before and after starting the programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU students - £16200

Part-time:

  • UK: £6800
  • EU: £8100
  • Overseas: £10750

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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