Masters | Postgraduate Course - Conservation Science and Policy MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £13,500 full-timeInternational: £23,400 full-timeThe fee includes costs of all field trips including 2-week residential course to Africa.
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Conservation Science and Policy MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

Taught by internationally recognised experts active at the science/policy interface, this interdisciplinary programme examines both scientific and policy-oriented aspects of conservation. Teaching covers the breadth of this important field, examining how conservation goals may be achieved under climate change scenarios, in combination with food security requirements, while taking social justice issues into account. The breadth of the degree gives flexibility to pursue those areas most relevant to your professional development and contains a significant research component supported by leading researchers.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BIOM4009 Research Project 90
  • BIOM4025 Statistical Modelling 15
  • BIOM4027 African Biodiversity and Conservation Policy Field Course 30

Optional modules

  • BioP BIOM4012-BIOM4013 modules [See note b above]
  • BIOM4012 Terrestrial Biodiversity and Conservation 15
  • BIOM4013 Marine Biodiversity and Conservation 15
  • BioP GEOM163-LESM006 modules [See note c above]
  • GEOM163 Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Science 15
  • LESM006 The Art of Science 15

BioP MSc CSP optional modules 2018-9

  • BIOM4014 Preparing for Ecological Consultancy 15
  • GEOM159 Governing Sustainability 15
  • BIOM4030 Planning and Leading Conservation Projects 15

Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our MSc Conservation Science and Policy is aimed at individuals who are interested in working at the interface of environmental science and social science. The programme has been developed with recent graduates in mind as well as more professionally experienced individuals, for example those currently employed in fields of conservation or related areas, who wish to develop further their knowledge and research skills.

As a graduate of the programme you will be well prepared to pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as:

- public sector conservation and policy
- environmental and conservation consultancy services
- non-governmental and charity work
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

You will also be ideally placed if you wish to progress to doctoral research in social or life sciences.