The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) is Britain’s leading research and postgraduate training centre dedicated to conserving biodiversity, as well as the ecological processes that support ecosystems and people.
We focus on combining natural and social sciences to understand complex conservation issues and design effective interventions to conserve biodiversity. Our staff have outstanding international research profiles, yet integrate this with considerable on-the-ground experience working in collaboration with conservation agencies around the world. This blend of expertise ensures that our programmes deliver the skills and knowledge that are essential components of conservation implementation.
Students on this pathway should have a strong interest in conservation and business with a view to working for a conservation-related business or in a leadership role in a conservation NGO. Students from a more business-oriented background, but with a strong passion for biodiversity conservation, are welcome to apply.
You are introduced to key business concepts and practices such as customer behaviour, market competition and financial performance and how they relate to biodiversity conservation. You also explore the potential role and contribution of commercial firms and for-profit business models to preserving biodiversity.
This pathway consists of six months of coursework and five months of research. The optional modules allow you the flexibility to devise a pathway that suits your specific interests, with an appropriate balance between natural and social sciences. Please visit our website for new programmes that may be under development that further integrate conservation policy and practice: www.kent.ac.uk/sac/