Are you ready to make your impact on biodiversity? This distinctive course concentrates on the biological principles underlying biodiversity, its assessment and management. You’ll understand the ecological factors underlying biodiversity and conservation, learn key field skills for assessing and managing biodiversity, and gain key analytical skills for a range of academic and professional careers. You’ll also acquire valuable experience in biodiversity and conservation-related research. You’ll gain a first-hand appreciation for the ecology and conservation of the African savannah with this programme which includes a unique field course. You will have the opportunity to study and interact with the local habitat, flora and fauna, and work alongside your peers in this incredible environment and produce a group projects focused on African ecology. Understanding how to conserve biodiversity has never been more important. We believe biodiversity can only be effectively managed and conserved when it can be assessed and interpreted properly. Our leading researchers are making an impact through their dedicated research within the field of ecology and conservation. Your learning will be heavily influenced by their world-leading research, which drives national and international policy agendas around environmental change and global sustainability. This course is designed to prepare you for a career in ecology or conservation, or for further research at PhD level. If you’re already an established conservation professional, our modules provide additional skills to support you to progress in your employment.
Compulsory modules: Biodiversity and conservation skills 1; biodiversity and conservation skills 2; biodiversity and conservation summer project; biodiversity and conservation research project 1. Optional modules: Community ecology; conservation genetics; habitat management; introduction to GIS skills for ecologists; population dynamics; biodiversity and conservation internships; masters Mediterranean ecology field course; plant identification; insect identification skills; conservation skills; GIS and environment; environmental economics and policy.
We use a variety of assessment methods: multiple-choice testing, practical work, data handling and problem solving exercises, group work, discussion groups (face-to-face and online), computer-based simulation, essays, posters and oral presentations.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject. Full entry requirements: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/g367/biodiversity-and-conservation-with-african-field-course-mres#section3
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If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.