MSc in Island Biodiversity & Conservation – bursaries available.

Bursaries to study in Jersey

Do you have a passion for nature, conservation and biodiversity? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to study on the beautiful island of Jersey and gain a Masters Degree in Island Biodiversity & Conservation, fully accredited by the University of Exeter.

About the programme – MSc Island Biodiversity & Conservation
The Jersey International Centre for Advanced Studies (JICAS) has a created a fresh and exciting research led programme of study aimed at specialist island conservation practitioners or students wishing to study at postgraduate level, with opportunities to complete the dissertation module in a number of different islands including Hawaii, Greece, Canary Islands the Galapagos and more.

Islands provide some of the planet’s most spectacular examples of biodiversity, making them important repositories of unique species. Yet there are more endangered species and habitats per capita in Small Island Developing States and territories than anywhere else in the world.

This one-year taught Masters programme is an innovative course dedicated to the understanding and conservation of the biodiversity of islands throughout the world. Modules include:

  • Field Work Statistics (Sark, Channel Islands)
  • Island Biogeography
  • Island Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Evolution on Islands
  • Invasion and Extinction on Islands
  • Global Conservation Strategies and Legislation
  • Islands and Climate Change
  • Conservation in Action (Tenerife, Canary Islands)

Funding available
The JICAS has a range of bursaries on offer to support your studies around specific subject areas

  • $8,000 for research in to patterns of biodiversity in and out of restored plots or in restored areas of different ages – restoration project in California
  • £4,000 available for tree projects, such as deforestation on islands or disease
  • £4,000 for the Jersey Heritage Bursary
  • £2,500 to study the abundance and distribution of shrews in Jersey
  • £2,500 to study the urban bat population in Jersey

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