University of Oxford: Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
Department Geography and the Environment
Web https://www.ox.ac.uk
Email graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk
Telephone 01865 270059
Study type Taught

Summary

**The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas**

**MSc**
The MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management aims to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which management and policy decisions are made.
The course design is informed by the recognition that biodiversity conservation, as a domain of science and policy, needs to become more contextual and multi-level in its conception. The course content is rooted in our established strengths in conservation biogeography, governance and planning, in global change and in research design. The course design also responds to the rise of market-based conservation including engagements with enterprise and the transformative potential of new technologies.

**MPhil**
The MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management aims to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which management and policy decisions are made. The second year is devoted to researching and writing a thesis of 30,000 words.

The MPhil is a two year course. In the first year, you will take the coursework associated with the MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management. The course design is informed by the recognition that biodiversity conservation, as a domain of science and policy, needs to become more contextual and multi-level in its conception. The course content is rooted in our established strengths in conservation biogeography, governance and planning, in global change and in research design. The course design also responds to the rise of market-based conservation including engagements with enterprise and the transformative potential of new technologies.

**MSc and MPhil**
The specific course objectives are to develop your abilities to:
- critically engage with concepts and theory in biodiversity science and management from interdisciplinary perspectives and at an advanced level

- describe by whom and by what space and territory is produced and governed in conservation over time

- critically assess the modes through which conservation builds and extends power and describe in detail the factors that explain the emergence and performance of different governance modes

- appreciate the role of ethics, values and norms in producing culturally attuned and effective conservation interventions

- embrace the implications of new technological forces for the future of biodiversity science and management

-link theory, hypothesis, methods, data and field work so as to identify and develop advanced research questions and design.

The objectives are delivered through nine core modules: conservation landscapes, conservation biogeography, conservation governance, ecosystems, species responses to climate change, conservation and society, economics of the environment, professional research practice and research methods. The core modules are assessed by written examination.

MSc

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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