University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Biodiversity and Conservation

As the pressure on natural resources and ecosystems increases, the urgent need to protect and encourage the sustainable use of these ecosystems grows. Biodiversity conservation is a global priority, with a UN Sustainable Development Goal devoted to sustainably managing forests, combating desertification and halting the loss of biodiversity. In order to influence change in this area, training future ecologists, researchers and policy makers in the skills and knowledge to be able to address these challenges needs to be a priority. This course brings together our research expertise across ecosystems: from the tropics to the Arctic, and from forests to seas. You'll develop fundamental knowledge about today's major conservation issues and their human and environmental drivers including marine plastics, urbanisation, tropical logging and the balance between sustainable food production and biodiversity. Throughout your training, guest speakers will help you to expand your understanding of biodiversity and conservation with real-world insights, preparing you for an exciting career protecting biodiversity around the world. **Teaching** You'll learn through a combination of fieldwork, laboratory classes, lectures, seminars and problem-solving classes. **Assessment** Assessment includes, but is not limited to, oral presentations, essays, fieldwork, reflective journal entries, examinations, coursework, a portfolio and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2:2 degree in biological sciences or other relevant science subject. Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following interview.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes, but is not limited to, oral presentations, essays, fieldwork, reflective journal entries, examinations, coursework, a portfolio and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Animal and Plant Sciences - Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
01142220123