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Conservation Studies MSc

University of St Andrews
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
05 September 2022
Application deadline: 11 August 2022

About this program

Conservation Studies MSc

On the MSc in Conservation Studies, you will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of conservation. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of conservation questions and concepts as well as learn applied skills needed for conservation careers.

The MSc in Conservation Studies explores the theoretical and practical aspects of conservation. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of conservation questions and concepts as well as learn applied skills needed for conservation careers.

Admission requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
  • English language proficiency.

As well as a keen interest in conservation, you should have some background in the scientific and mathematical methods that underpin conservation practice – ideally through previous study in a scientific subject involving quantitative analysis. This might be through:

  • A secondary school or high-school level qualification (such as a Scottish Higher, A-Level, or International Baccalaureate) in a scientific discipline such as biology, environmental science, geography, or mathematics, or
  • Undergraduate-level modules in relevant subjects, or
  • Relevant professional experience.

The MSc in Conservation Studies welcomes applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to:

  • anthropology
  • biology
  • economics
  • geography
  • history
  • sustainable development.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory

Each semester is organised around compulsory modules exploring conservation theory and practice.

Semester 1

  • What is Conservation?

Semester 2

  • Case Studies in Conservation

Optional

Optional modules are expected to be offered in the following areas:

  • environmental history
  • GIS and environmental management
  • population biology
  • qualitative research methods
  • sustainable development
  • sustainable fisheries.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The MSc involves both independent and group study, and teaching methods include seminars, workshops, and practical sessions.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Qualification

On this MSc, you will:

  • learn applied skills needed for conservation careers
  • have the opportunity to undertake a research project in collaboration with a conservation organisation and gain first-hand professional experience
  • demonstrate professional competencies including critical thinking and creativity, analysis and appraisal, problem-solving and decision making, project management and personal leadership, team working and interpersonal communication.

Career paths

The University of St Andrews’ global reputation makes its graduates highly valued by employers. The MSc in Conservation Studies provides the subject knowledge and applied skills needed for conservation-related careers in government and public bodies, non-governmental organisations and charities, and the private sector.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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Why study at University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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University of St Andrews

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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