• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Conservation Ecology course at Oxford Brookes University is designed to develop the professional and field skills, including identification and survey techniques, required for effective conservation. It will familiarise you with the key ecological concepts underlying evidence-based conservation.

About

Why choose this course?

Our lecturers conduct first-class research in conservation ecology.

We have strong links with many conservation organisations and research institutions, such as the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, RSPB, Fauna and Flora International, TRAFFIC and Conservation International, providing excellent project opportunities and enhancing career prospects.

Focusing on the practical application of theory means graduates can adapt quickly to the demands of the conservation professions. We develop your field skills including identification techniques, required when undertaking biodiversity surveys.

Research-informed teaching keeps our students up to date with the latest thinking. Equipping you with current conservation legislation and practice is essential in the context of rapidly-changing demands on land use.We develop your transferable skills, particularly communication, organisation and research planning, which will assist you when carrying out your project and prepare you for a career in conservation ecology.

On successful completion of the MSc, you will be able to apply for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.The Conservation Ecology course at Oxford Brookes University will familiarise you with the key ecological concepts underlying evidence-based conservation.

Careers

Graduates of this course gain employment primarily with environmental consultancies or agencies, conservation organisations and charities, or continue academic research as  PhD students. Some of our past students are currently working for environmental consultants, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the Environment Agency, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and Natural England and with conservation organisations overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Taxonomy and Identification
  • Ecology for Conservation
  • Ecosystem Degradation and Management
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 
  • Career Development and Research Skills 
  • Molecular Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7490 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7490 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home/EU - part time fee: £3,820

Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Sources of Funding for Postgraduate UK and EU students

  • Postgraduate support scheme 2015
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships
  • Santander Scholarships
  • Faculty or Department Taught Masters Scholarships
  • de Rohan Scholarship 2015
  • Alumnus, Friends and Family Discount Schemes
  • Bursaries from External Organisations 2014-15
  • University Research Studentships
  • Public funding
Funding options for postgraduate international students
  • Oxford Brookes offers a range of scholarships to international postgraduate students who pay international fees.
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships 2016
  • Santander Scholarships 2016
  • Alumnus Discount Scheme
  • Faculty or Department Taught Masters Scholarships
  • Pre-master's Academic Excellence Scholarships (for master's students beginning Sep 2016)
  • de Rohan Scholarship 2016
  • British Council GREAT Britain Scholarship India 2015 - 16
  • Family Discount
  • Visa Discount
  • Funding for Research Degrees
  • Gaza Scholarship Scheme 2016

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