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Conservation Ecology MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Headington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Conservation Ecology course develops 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.

You will produce professional reports and assessments. And undertake monitoring of species and communities. You will also gain essential skills for conservation practitioners, for example:

  • knowledge of international and national wildlife legislation
  • planning law and environmental policy
  • IT competencies, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • an understanding of the ecological requirements of different species and the implications of environmental change
  • an ability to statistically interpret field data.

The course has two pathways:

  • conservation within the UK/EU
  • conservation at the international level.

Assessment

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including:

  • scientific reports
  • verbal presentations
  • mock grant applications
  • critiques of published work and reports
  • taxonomic collections
  • dissertation, covering your research topic.

You will be assessed separately for the different subject areas relating to conservation through assignments, presentations and project reports.

Career prospects

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)
  • Natural England
  • conservation organisations overseas.

Accreditation(s)

CIEEM

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

  • University League Table

    48th

  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
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A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%

    70th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    72nd

    9

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