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The MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at The University of Edinburgh aims to meet the demand for interdisciplinary training in understanding and managing the natural environment.
With numerous environmental threats, it is important that people fully understand the complex relationships between human populations, wildlife and the ecosystems in which they live.
There is more emphasis than ever before on a holistic approach to conservation management, to assess and accommodate the needs of all aspects of ecosystems, with the ultimate goal of sustainable ecosystem use to preserve the long-term potential of habitats and species diversity in both the developing and developed world.
The programme draws together expertise from the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and Royal (Dick) Vet School, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), with the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and partner global associates, to deliver first class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.
It provides comprehensive background knowledge in the current threats to our natural world and encourages critical thinking in terms of the impact of those threats and how they might be managed.
The broad range of elective courses in the second year allows a mix-and-match approach to learning, tailored to the individual student's interests and expertise.