This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.

It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy and partner global associates, to deliver first class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.

You will assess all aspects of ecosystems, aiming to conserve and maintain their sustainability in both the developing and developed world.

Study Details:

MSc 2-6 years online learning PGDip 2-4 years online learning PGCert 1-2 years online learning

Module Details:

Year 1: certificate
You study the following areas:

Evolution and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Health and Sustainability
Ecosystems and Governance
Conservation Ethics
Year 2: diploma
You choose six elective courses from the following:

Climate Change, Policy and Practice
Communication and Public Engagement of Conservation
Connecting Environment and Society
Conservation Genetics
Ecosystem Resilience and Extreme Events
Environmental Law
Ex-situ Wildlife Management
An introduction to transboundary diseases
Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis
Invasive Non-Native Species
Land Use and Food Security
Managing and Leading Conservation Projects
Reflections on Professional Development
The Marine Environment
The Modern Zoo
The Use of Artificial Reproduction Technologies in Threatened Species
Water and Sanitation
Wildlife Crime and Forensic Investigation
Wildlife, animal Health and environment
Zoonotic Disease
Elective courses are subject to minimum student numbers and timetabling restrictions.

Year 3: masters
You complete your own choice of dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words.


Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a zoological, biological, environmental, veterinary or a relevant bio-science topic.

We may also consider your application if your degree is in an unrelated discipline but you have relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to Certificate level only in the first instance.

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