The programme focuses at building multidisciplinary skills at the interconnection between biodiversity, evolution and conservation science.
An induction to the programme begins in mid-September. Following induction, you will spend one month in Mauritius where you will undertake training at a tropical field station. In Mauritius, you will be deployed to research stations all over the island and will participate in a research project currently undertaken by Ebony Forest, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. Theoretical and practical knowledge will be delivered to you by professionals across the full range of the disciplines.
The programme continues on the Hendon campus where you will participate in a range of activities, lectures, seminars, computing workshops, laboratories and field trips. During the year there will also be a one week trip to Jersey at the Durrell Conservation Trust during which you will learn about captive animal management and the role of zoos in conservation.
A major part of the course will the dissertation which is conducted over the summer months.