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Cambridge MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Masters in Conservation Leadership – applications and scholarship support for October 2012
The MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge is a full-time, 1-year, course aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of relevant experience in biodiversity conservation. Based in the University’s Department of Geography, a unique feature of this course is its delivery by members of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), a partnership between six university departments and nine conservation organisations or networks based in and around Cambridge. The teaching focuses on issues of management and leadership, with the dual goals of developing conservationists with enhanced research skills and a greater awareness of the complex drivers of biodiversity loss, while also developing their ability to act and lead effectively. Consequently, the course aims to deliver a world-class and interdisciplinary education in Conservation Leadership that is not available elsewhere.
  • We now welcome applications for entry to the course in October 2012. For further details on how to apply, please visit the course website
  • The closing date for applications is 30 March 2012.
This year we are pleased to announce that the Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership has been established to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership. The number and size of these will vary from full scholarships, to partial scholarships that cover specific aspects of the funding package required by students. Nevertheless, applicants are also encouraged to seek out their own funding opportunities that might be available locally or nationally.

If you have any queries about making an application, please contact the Programme Administrator, Emily Chenery.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme