University of Kent
School of Anthropology and Conservation
Conservation and Rural Development
MSc-Conservation and Rural Development
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.
Our taught Master’s programmes cover topics in conservation management, policy, ecotourism and sustainable natural resource use. The research degree programmes (MSc by Research and PhD) encourage you to undertake original, high-quality research, which culminates in the submission of a thesis
This pathway is unique in providing substantive natural and social science training in both conservation and relevant aspects of rural development. The position of DICE in the School of Anthropology and Conservation makes it uniquely placed to offer a consolidated interdisciplinary training.
The pathway will be of particular interest to applicants with 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.
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.
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