International Graduate School
MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
Biodiversity, Conservation and Management must constantly adapt to retain its salience in policy and society. This requires researchers and practitioners trained in the biological, social and political dimensions of conservation and with the ability to think flexibly and innovatively at the intersection of theory, policy and action.
The syllabus focuses on the dynamic landscape of scientific, social, technological, economic and environmental change that is creating new demands on biodiversity science and policy but which is also generating new thinking and innovation. It is a forward looking syllabus that will equip you with the conceptual tools to ask the right questions and know a rigorous answer when you find it.
This MSc has graduated over 250 students since its' creation in 2003. Our network of alumni is active throughout the world: graduates of the programme are enjoying careers in research, policy, management and activism in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Completing this course will equip you with the insight, skills and networks to recast question in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management and enhance your ability to become future leaders in the field.
For a fuller description of the course structure, how to apply, and other important information, please consult the 'Contents' menu (on the left).
We welcome applications for the 2-year MPhil version of the course, which features an extended (15 month) research project and potential conversion to a doctorate (DPhil) via the 2+2 route.
Candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply so long as you can demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for biodiversity conservation issues.
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