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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

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