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
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
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Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015