Bournemouth University: Biodiversity Conservation

InstitutionBournemouth University View institution profile
Department Department of Life and Environmental Sciences
Web https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Telephone 01202 961916
Study type Taught

Summary

Located within a biodiversity hotspot, we are in a prime area for learning about biodiversity conservation. This course offers you the chance to undertake a six-week work placement, and focuses on the latest scientific developments in the field – thanks to the fact that it is delivered by experts who are actively researching biodiversity conservation worldwide, and bring their expertise to every session.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, the professional body representing ecologists and environmental managers in the UK and overseas.

On this course you’ll learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, hone your ability to communicate effectively, and be mentored in identifying flora and fauna.

Situated on the Dorset coast, we are within easy reach of outstanding environments of global importance for conservation, including the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Wessex Downs, Dorset Heaths, Poole Harbour and New Forest. This area provides outstanding opportunities for field-based learning.

Our staff research conservation issues both nationally and internationally in a wide range of tropical and temperate ecosystems including grassland, heathland, forest, freshwater, coastal, and marine. Their specialisms include plant, animal and community ecology, animal behaviour, environmental statistics, modelling, remote sensing and environmental policy.

You will also have the chance to undertake a conservation-based work placement, normally in the early summer.

This course prepares you for a career in the commercial and statutory environmental sectors. Its strong emphasis on core skills in environmental practice gives students the edge when seeking employment. On completing the course not only will you have subject expertise but you will know how to apply that knowledge to make a difference in biodiversity conservation. You will be prepared to undertake roles such as ecological consultant, environmental consultant, environmental conservation manager or academic researcher.

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Bournemouth University

At Bournemouth University (BU), our courses are crafted alongside leading industry experts, passionate about their subjects and your learning. Our approach of integrating our globally recognised research and industry practice means our degrees are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your passion. A number of our courses are accredited by professional bodies and our Business School achieved AACSB International accreditation - recognising our commitment to excellence.

Our motto is ‘To learn is to be changed.’ We are renowned for our research and teaching excellence in a range of subjects, including, forensic archaeology, …

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