Postgraduate; leading to a Master of Science (MSc)
- Start date: 10 September 2018
- End date: 30 September 2019
One year full time; part-time study is not currently offered
A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
Depending on your intended focus, your undergraduate degree might be in a scientific or numerate discipline, such as:
- computer science
- applied mathematics
Applicants with a degree in any of the following disciplines will also be considered:
- sustainable development
- international relations
You should have a keen interest in conservation and the scientific methods that underpin conservation policy. This may take the form of:
- an A-Level, AS-Level, Scottish Higher, International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification in a science or environmental discipline such as georgraphy or biology, or
- undergraduate modules in ecology, biology or or environmental sciences, or
- relevant professional experience.
You must also be prepared for the demands of working across disciplinary boundaries – for example, those from a mathematical background should demonstrate good literacy and an awareness of the social context of conservation issues. Those from a humanities background should demonstrate numeracy and logical thinking.
An AS-Level, Scottish Higher, International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification in a subject such as physics, maths, or engineering will be advantageous if you are intending to take a more quantitative route through the programme.
All students should be IT literate and familiar with standard word-processing and spreadsheet packages.
English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
UK and EU: £8,500
Applications should be submitted as early as possible and normally by early June. However, applications will continue to be accepted until early August 2018 (applicants from outside the EU) or early September 2018 (applicants from the UK and EU). You should also apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
- CV or résumé (one page)
- personal statement explaining why you have applied for this course, how it relates to your personal or professional ambitions, and how your academic and professional background show you have the skills needed to work effectively at postgraduate level
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.