The MSc Resource Conservation Biology degree comprises a research project, and six elective courses (course offerings vary each year). Details below.
- Conserving Biodiversity: Foundations
- Statistical Research & Design
- Sustaining Populations & Resources: Foundations
- Sustaining Populations & Resources: Frontiers
- Management of African Savannas
- Maintaining Ecosystem Processes: Foundations
- EIAs- Concepts and Critical Review
- Sustainability Leadership
- Energy and Environment
The courses are usually presented as short courses over 2 weeks. Courses offered might vary from year to year depending on staff availability.
The coursework component for the full-time programme would normally be completed in the first six months of study, with the last six months dedicated to the research project.
Six courses must be completed. At least four of the courses MUST be from those offered by the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences (course code APES). The other two courses can be chosen from the suite of courses offered as part of the MSc in Environmental Sciences. If the student does not have adequate previous training in statistics, then one of these two courses must be STATS7009A.
The research report is based on investigations extending over the equivalent of six months of full time work. Each student will be required to confirm selection of the research project and supervisor one month from the date of registration. Each student is required to present a formal project proposal and a final project seminar.