MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

Programme structure

The MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health is usually a 3 year programme of part-time study, which can be extended up to 6 years via the intermittent study route. Students starting the programme enter in September of each year. Individual elective courses can also be taken as part of Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD).

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Content

Accumulated credits

Postgraduate award

1 Compulsory core courses 60 Certificate in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
2 Elective courses 120 Diploma in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
3 Written reflective element 180 MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

Students will be required to complete 60 credits of core courses, usually in 1 year, in order to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. A Diploma in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health will be awarded after 2 years of study and the accumulation of 120 credits from years one and two. Assessment in the first and second year will be based upon written and online assessment.

For students to be awarded a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health they will have successfully completed years one and two with the accumulation of 120 credits before the production of a Dissertation worth 60 credits in the third year of this programme.

The written reflective element, usually a dissertation, is an assignment of 10-15,000 words. This feature will require a high level of commitment and application from the candidate and provides a valuable exercise in the writing and presentation of information to a standard that engages appropriately with academic conventions in relation to style, tone, structuring and referencing.

Study options

MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

You can study for the MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health part-time over 3 years, as outlined above. Or you can study over 6 years with part-time intermittent study.

PgCert and PgDip

There are also options to gain a Postgraduate Certificate over 1 or 2 years, or a Postgraduate Diploma over 2 and up to 4 years.

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD)

If you already have professional experience or or postgraduate qualifications, you can study courses through Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) for up to 2 years.

Programme Course Components

Programme course components