Course Description

Biodiversity & Conservation



This programme has been designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the science of biological diversity and its conservation. The programme is taught in modules, and these are grouped into theoretical components, practical research skills, and modules dealing with individual desk-based and experimental research projects. The course is taught through a variety of methods lectures, practical classes, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures are used essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and dissertations. The approach is to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course.

Following successful completion of the taught part of the course, students embark on a closely supervised research project of approximately three months duration, intended to expand the skills and knowledge base acquired in earlier modules.

This is a full-time, intensive programme that will run over a twelve-month period. All modules are compulsory for M.Sc. candidates while P.Grad.Dip. candidates are required to take all modules except the Research Project.

The programme provides in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications.

Training ProviderTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryBiology, Science & Technology
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course FeePOA
Course Duration1 year full-time
Entry RequirementsApplicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree in a science subject that includes significant components of botany, zoology or a relevant life science. Non-EU applicants will be required to hold an equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in biodiversity management or policy may be accepted with lower qualifications.
Phone353-1-497 2070
Course CodeDPTNS-BCON-1F09
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Course Provider

Trinity College Dublin



01 872 2853
College Green, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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