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 University and resident company The REACH Centre have been recognised for their outstanding track-record of working together at a prestigious award ceremony.
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Wed 12 November 2014
On 24th October, forty teachers from across the South Lakes area visited the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a partnership between Lancaster University, Research Council UK, and the South Lakes Federation.
Thu 06 November 2014
Peter Hodgson, who has just successfully defended his PhD, has now rounded off the achievement with the award of an EPSRC Doctoral Prize by the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Thu 30 October 2014
Lancaster University has played a lead role in the inaugural meeting of a new engineering network for all types of engineers working on particle accelerators in the UK.
Fri 17 October 2014