Manchester Metropolitan University: Bird Conservation (MSc)

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Science and the Environment
Web http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/international
Email courses@mmu.ac.uk
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught

Summary

The MSc in Bird Conservation aims to provide students with detailed background on the evolution, taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of birds and then apply this knowledge to a wide range of practical conservation issues.

You will develop your understanding of how evolution has shaped many aspects of bird biology in response to the demands of flight. You will evaluate avian life history strategies, biogeography and population biology and how this information is used to design appropriate conservation measures. You will consider applied avian conservation management in relation to climate change, land-use practices, renewable energy development and other anthropogenic impacts.

There is a compulsory residential field-trip to either Poland or Tanzania which will provide you with practical experience of the essential techniques in the field of bird conservation.

The MSc is completed by a project which can be delivered in the UK or overseas, often in collaboration with an external organisation. There are also opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira.

Features and benefits of the course:
- Overseas fieldwork plus opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira

- Research-based project which can be delivered in the UK or overseas, often in collaboration with an external organisation

- Teaching is delivered flexibly for students who have to work in order to fund their course.

1 course option

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

At least an upper second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour or environmental science is normally required. Applicants from different academic backgrounds or without formal qualifications – but with equivalent experience, for example, having worked in the field of bird conservation for some years – will also be considered.

Assessment

You will be assessed mostly through coursework although some units have a formal examination.

Location Main Site
Academic Division
Oxford Road
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH

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