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.
This new postgraduate diploma programme has been developed by DICE and capitalises on its long-standing links with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell) and the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation (MWF).
Students are based entirely on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean where they are immersed within a world-renowned species and habitat restoration programme, spearheaded by MWF in collaboration with Durrell. This exciting and novel approach to postgraduate training enables you to learn cutting-edge conservation techniques and gain world-class hands-on experience in the field.
This unique programme, which combines an academic qualification with intensive in situ fieldwork experience on Mauritius, will be administered as one of DICE’s portfolio of postgraduate programmes in conservation science and management within the School of Anthropology and Conservation