The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources.
By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology in the Wildlife Biology and Conservation course from Edinburgh Napier University , experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge.
This course has been designed in conjunction with employers and professional bodies. The main focus is on the development of practical employability skills. In recognition of the strong practical and employability focus, this the first and only degree in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), meaning you'll graduate with an accredited MSc.
In addition to studying relevant theory, you’ll have the opportunity to develop:
- advanced analytical skills for population investigation and management
- practical skills used in identifying, quantifying and assessing biodiversity
- transferable skills including communication, IT (GIS, R, Mark), problem solving, research and team working
Returning graduates, who share their experience of the work environment each year, have emphasised the importance of the skills gained from the course in their subsequent success.Jobs include:
- Wildlife ranger
- Education officer
- Conservation project officer
- Wildlife Technician
- Species licensing officer
Our network of alumni have developed careers with organisations such as:
- government agencies (e.g. Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, British Columbia Fish and Wildlife)
- non-governmental agencies and charities (e.g. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildlife Trusts)
- private consultancies (e.g. Jacobs, Atkins, Atmos, Echoes Ecology)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
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- Biodiversity and Conservation
- Case Studies in Applied Ecology
- Field and Laboratory Skills
- Humans and Wildlife
- Management of Aquatic Protected Areas
- Principles of Wildlife Management
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- 12 months
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- You can apply all year round
DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Ecology View 91 other Masters in Ecology in United Kingdom
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- Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology.
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International17370 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17370 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6720 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland - £6,720
- Overseas and EU - £17,370
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.