Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The crisis in biodiversity is a crucial challenge for current and future generations. Everyday, species diversity is rapidly declining. Despite the effort of evolutionary biologists to describe biodiversity patterns and processes, they are often missing from the dialogue about conservation of the biodiversity. This course is designed for those looking for an interdisciplinary programme at the interface of social and ecological systems.

This course combines expert teaching with unique experiences of work in real environmental and conservation settings to develop your ability to evaluate the biological and social processes that underpin interactions between biodiversity loss and human society. You will learn to gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative genomic ecological and social data; skills which are at the forefront of current research in conservation science and evolutionary biology.

You will gain invaluable practical experience through our field trips, spending one month in Mauritius to work on a real research project, with an additional week in Jersey to learn about captive animal management and the role of zoos in conservation.

Start Date:

10/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £10,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £57 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £84 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject.