Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (Online Learning) MSc

The University of Edinburgh

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Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions. However, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.Theoretical and practical learningThe PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation ... READ MORE

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3 years


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A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological, biochemical, forensic science or veterinary sciences or a related science discipline.

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The University of Edinburgh

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