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.
This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.
It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and partner global associates to deliver first class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.
You will assess all aspects of ecosystems, aiming to conserve and maintain their sustainability in both the developing and developed world.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Academies.
The programme is delivered using innovative online learning. It involves a mixed teaching approach that includes independent study and reflection, as well as online discussion and group project work.
Year 1: Certificate
You will study the following areas:
- Evolution and Biodiversity
- Ecosystem Health and Sustainability
- Ecosystems and Governance
- Conservation Ethics
Year 2: Diploma
You will choose six elective courses from the following:
- Climate Change, Policy and Practice
- Communication and Public Engagement of Conservation
- Connecting Environment and Society
- Conservation Genetics
- Ecosystem Resilience and Extreme Events
- Environmental Law
- Ex-situ Wildlife Management
- An Introduction to Transboundary Diseases
- Introduction to GIS and Spatial Data Analysis
- Invasive Non-Native Species
- Land Use and Food Security
- Managing and Leading Conservation Projects
- Reflections on Professional Development
- The Marine Environment
- The Modern Zoo
- The Use of Artificial Reproduction Technologies in Threatened Species
- Water and Sanitation
- Wildlife Crime and Forensic Investigation
- Wildlife, Animal Health and Environment
- Zoonotic Disease
Elective courses are subject to minimum student numbers and timetabling restrictions.
Year 3: Masters
You will complete your own choice of dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words.
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