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Imperial College London (ICL)

, UK

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/

MRes in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Research

Specialzation:

Department:
Department of Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/facultiesanddepartments/lifesciences/postgraduatecourses/ecologyresearch
Language:
English
Description:

This is a one-year research-based taught course based at the Silwood Park Campus. It comprises a comprehensive lecture and seminar series together with two 18-week research projects. The course will equip science graduates with the necessary skills to proceed to a PhD and an established career in academic, government or non-governmental organisations engaged in research into biodiversity, its protection or exploitation. On the course you will gain broad experience in current whole organism research and strong theoretical, laboratory and field research skills. Silwood Park Campus provides ideal course facilities, with its large, research-active faculty, state-of-the-art equipment, and wide links to academic researchers and conservation professionals in the UK and abroad.Candidates will normally be expected to hold a first or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate science subject.

Keywords:
sustainability,life sciences,ecology,evolution,conservation,science,biodiversity

MSc in Conservation and Forest Protection

Specialzation:

Department:
Department of Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/facultiesanddepartments/lifesciences/postgraduatecourses/conservationandforestprotection
Language:
English
Description:

at least a second class Honours degree in a biological or related science subject.This course provides specialised training, focusing on both forest plantations and natural forests in tropical, temperate and boreal regions and provides an excellent basis for employment within the industry and in conservation in general, and for PhD studies at Imperial or elsewhere.You will be assessed by written examinations, coursework assessment and a 18-week research project on a tree or forest-related subject. The project can be completed at Imperial or at a wide range of collaborating institutes in the UK or abroad. Some bursaries are available.The components of the course are:Anthropogenic damage, forest pathology and forest pests Biological and chemical control methods Conservation Decision tools Experimental design and statistics Forest ecology, management and conservation Soils, sites and nutrition Systematics of insects and mites Research project

Keywords:
sustainability,life sciences,conservation,forest protection,biological science,soils,nutrition,insects,mites

MSc in Conservation Science

Specialzation:

Department:
Department of Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/facultiesanddepartments/lifesciences/postgraduatecourses/conservationscience
Language:
English
Description:

This unique course will give you the skills required for success in the highly competitive field of international conservation. It is taught in partnership with three of the most high-profile conservation practitioners in the UK: the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Institute of Zoology of the Zoological Society of London, and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. You will be immersed in the ongoing conservation work of these organisations, and will be able to choose six-month research project topics linked to their conservation programmes, ensuring that your project contributes to real-world conservation.The course has a particular focus on interactive group work, and through this you will develop the skills you need to succeed as a conservation professional: writing proposals, managing projects, facilitating stakeholder engagement, presenting posters and giving talks at scientific forums. The course provides a strong quantitative basis for conservation work, including decision theory, conservation planning, statistical computing and modelling. By learning to collect, analyse and use both socioeconomic and biological information, you will gain a truly interdisciplinary understanding of the theory and practice of conservation. By the end of the course you will not only have developed an ability to analyse conservation issues, but you will also know how to put this understanding into action, implementing successful conservation projects.The course is highly competitive, and we select people with a strong commitment to a career in international conservation, and either an excellent academic record or substantial relevant work experience (ideally both!).

Keywords:
sustainability,life sciences,conservation,wildlife,international conservation,biological information

MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Specialzation:

Department:
Department of Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/facultiesanddepartments/lifesciences/postgraduatecourses/ecologyevolution
Language:
English
Description:

Based at Silwood Park Campus, an internationally renowned centre of excellence for ecological research, this course provides broad research training in ecology, evolution and conservation, focusing on fundamental concepts and theory, and their application to conservation and biodiversity science. The course will be suitable for those interested in a career in applied ecology, conservation, or in preparing for a PhD.Course structureThe course comprises a series of compulsory modules covering the fundamental concepts and applications of ecology, evolution and conservation:Introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation Fundamental concepts, theory and background Applications in ecology, evolution and conservation Conservation workshops Quantitative methods Research project (20 weeks)

Keywords:
sustainability,life sciences,ecology,evolution,conservation,biodiversity science


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