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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On the MSc in Conservation Studies, you will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of conservation. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of conservation questions and concepts as well as learn applied skills needed for conservation careers.

Course information

The MSc in Conservation Studies explores the theoretical and practical aspects of conservation. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of conservation questions and concepts as well as learn applied skills needed for conservation careers.

Highlights

  • Aimed at students intending to follow a career in conservation.
  • Introduces key questions and concepts in conservation studies, providing a comprehensive overview of the field.
  • Explores conservation practice and applied skills needed in conservation roles and research projects may be undertaken with a conservation organisation.
  • Interdisciplinary character allows you to use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate your studies.
  • Integrated training programme connects your academic learning with the development of professional competencies that enhance employability.

The MSc in Conservation Studies is distinguished by its emphasis on learning and skills which address the significant challenges facing effective conservation practice.

Firstly, there is a need for further advances in scientific evidence and understanding. The degree provides training in data collection and analysis and the design of ecological studies. You will explore ecological case studies from a range of habitats in aquatic and terrestrial systems and develop fieldwork, mathematical computing, and experimental skills. Additionally, the research project has a strong practical focus. Students are encouraged in their project to address an applied aspect of conservation work or policy and may collaborate with a conservation organisation. In this way you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand professional experience.

Careers

The University of St Andrews’ global reputation makes its graduates highly valued by employers. The MSc in Conservation Studies provides the subject knowledge and applied skills needed for conservation-related careers in government and public bodies, non-governmental organisations and charities, and the private sector.

On this MSc, you will:

  • learn applied skills needed for conservation careers
  • have the opportunity to undertake a research project in collaboration with a conservation organisation and gain first-hand professional experience
  • demonstrate professional competencies including critical thinking and creativity, analysis and appraisal, problem-solving and decision making, project management and personal leadership, team working and interpersonal communication.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 24,240per year

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

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

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