Course Description

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CONSERVATION BEHAVIOUR



This one-year MSc degree focuses on how animal behaviour can be applied to wildlife conservation. This is an exciting new area of study, known as Conservation Behaviour, and is suitable for those interested in careers in animal behaviour and/or conservation.

You will study the behaviour of a wide range of species from marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats, and you will learn how an understanding of animal behaviour can contribute to the conservation and management of those species.

You will acquire a range of applied skills, such as camera trap surveying for terrestrial mammals, visual and acoustic monitoring of marine mammals, abundance estimation of marine mammals using mark-recapture and DISTANCE, geographic information systems (GIS), and data analysis using R and RStudio.

Course Highlights

  1. Teaching by research-active staff working in the field of Conservation Behaviour, with particular interests in marine and freshwater species.
  2. A week-long residential field course in the west of Ireland, where the behaviour of a number of species will be studied in a natural setting.
  3. A major research thesis on a real conservation problem, in collaboration with a supervisor from GMIT and a supervisor from an external organisation.
CollegeGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Course LocationGalway
Course CategoryScience, Science & Technology
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMaster degree
Course Start Date10th June 2021
Course Duration1 Year
Course FeeApprox. €6,000 (EU) and €12,000 (non-EU). There is an additional charge of approx. €250 associated with the Residential Field Course.
Entry RequirementsThe minimum requirement is a 2.2 in a cognate Honours Degree, e.g. Animal Behaviour, Conservation Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Science, etc. If you are not sure whether your degree is cognate, please feel free to email the course co-ordinators (contact details below), and they will be happy to advise. Non-EU, non-native English speakers, must have a score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.
Carear PathGraduates will be well prepared for careers in wildlife conservation and management, or may continue to PhD research. Potential employers may include: Ecological Consultancies Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities Research Institutes Government Agencie
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)



GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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