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This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.
It brings together expertise from our Global Health Academy, the Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). It also enjoys support from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in a zoological, biological, environmental, veterinary or a relevant bio-science topic. Applicants with relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The deadline for applications for 2013 entry is 19 August 2013.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
You will assess all aspects of ecosystems, aiming to conserve and maintain their sustainability in both the developing and developed world.
The programme is delivered using innovative online learning. It involves a mixed teaching approach which includes independent study and reflection as well as online discussion and group project work.
You study the following areas: evolution and biodiversity, ecosystem health and sustainability.
You will choose two of the following courses:
You choose six optional courses from the following:
You complete your own choice of dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
This programme has been designed to help you find work in environmental, intergovernmental, national and international agencies, as well as lobby groups, NGOs and other research groups.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013