New MSc in Conservation Science
New for entry in October 2008, MSc in Conservation Science. More details at: MSc Conservation Science.
Applications are welcome now for our new MSc in Conservation Science; the latest addition to our ecological and environmental teaching portfolio. Our unique location on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the north Lancashire coast, makes Lancaster an ideal place to study Conservation Science.
The scheme aims to provide students with an understanding of the challenges facing people working in conservation today, including the major international problems of loss of biodiversity, encompassing the effects of rapid climate change, habitat destruction and invasive species. This vocational degree is aimed at students who intend to follow a career in conservation, and offers you the chance to gain a firm foundation in the supporting theory behind wildlife conservation, while also gaining key skills that will enhance your value to employers. There will be the option to learn skills in plant identification, use of GIS and National Vegetation Classification schemes, data analysis and presentation, risk assessment, and others. The course also aims to develop transferable skills appropriate to a career in research, consultancy or conservation. Graduates from similar schemes have gone on to pursue careers in the environmental and conservation sectors, as well as progressing to further study for a PhD.
Thu 13 December 2007
Lancaster Physics graduates have produced an excellent description of the use of scientific method in the search for the Higgs Boson.
Fri 27 February 2015
Congratulations to fourth year Physics student, Jorden Senior, for winning first prize for his blog entry into The Ogden Trust’s annual ‘Blogden’ competition.
Fri 20 February 2015
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E Smith, recently visited CERN, to see the important research being conducted by Lancaster staff. Joined by Professor Peter Ratoff, Professor Roger Jones and Dr Graeme Burt who are leading CERN based projects, Professor Smith was given a VIP tour of CERN including the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) and the ATLAS Collaboration visitor centre.
Fri 20 February 2015
Lancaster University is enhancing its position as a global leader in cyber security research by agreeing links with Japan’s national ICT institute.
Wed 11 February 2015