University of Kent

University of Kent

Conservation and Rural Development

This course provides substantive natural and social science training in both conservation and relevant aspects of rural development. The position of DICE in the School of Anthropology and Conservation makes it uniquely placed to offer a consolidated interdisciplinary training. The pathway will be of particular interest to applicants with a strong interest in conservation and business with a view to working for a conservation-related business or in a leadership role in a conservation NGO. This pathway consists of six months of coursework and five months of research. The optional modules allow you the flexibility to devise a pathway that suits your specific interests, with an appropriate balance between natural and social sciences.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class honours degree or better in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out primarily through continuous assessment of coursework with written examinations in some topics; the research dissertation is written up in the format of a paper for publication.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,820 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,690 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
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