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Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation in Action MSc/PGDip

Middlesex University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is designed for those looking for an interdisciplinary programme at the interface of social and ecological systems. The crisis in biodiversity is a crucial challenge for current and future generations. Everyday, species diversity is rapidly declining. Despite the effort of evolutionary biologists to describe biodiversity patterns and processes, they are often missing from the dialogue about conservation of the biodiversity. This course combines expert teaching with unique experiences of work in real environmental and conservation settings to develop your ability to evaluate the biological and social processes that underpin interactions between biodiversity loss and human society. You will learn to gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative genomic ecological and social data; skills which are at the forefront of current research in conservation science and evolutionary biology.

The programme is suitable for: students who have a strong interest in evolutionary processes on biodiversity and conservation; graduates of biology and related degrees; professionals working within NGOs or research institutes who wish to further develop their skills. Students are taught through a mixture of classroom, field, laboratory and computing workshop activities. There are also independent study weeks to enable students to develop their own learning. The programme culminates in an individual project which can take place in the field or in the laboratory. The assessments on the programme are designed to test activities that graduates are likely to be confronted with in real-life employment. This includes writing a management plan for a conservation area, a research grant proposal, a field journal, an analysis of genomic data and a conference presentation and poster. Graduates could pursue employment with NGO's specialising in biodiversity and conservation. You will gain expertise in bioinformatics and genomics and could find employment in biotechnology companies. You will also have the skills to undertake a PhD, or be employed in a range of establishments such as national parks, environmental agencies, molecular biology laboratories. Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgDip.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    111 49%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    65th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    77th

    20

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