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Course Overview

Interactive course that allows you to explore in depth one topic that dominates current discourses in conservation. 

You will write an essay, and give a science presentations to develop critical writing and presentation skills for a scientific audience.

You will give a creative presentation to develop skills in getting your message across to a general audience

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Stephen Redpath
  • Dr Clare Trinder

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Course Description

Students will be introduced to topics which are currently important within Conservation Biology (such as how do we alleviate poverty and conserve biodiversity?; or how do we mainstream conservation?). Each topic will be introduced; then students will coose topics, work in teams to research the topic. Each student will produce a written account and contribute to presentations aimed at a scientific and public audience.

Further Information & Notes

This is a six week course.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Continuous assessment comprises of 1000 word report (30%), an oral presentation as part of group work (30%), a creative presentation for general public (30%) and class participation (10%). Resit: Resubmission of individual failed elements of the continuous assessment.

Formative Assessment

A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during seminar sessions.


Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments on the essays.

Course Learning Outcomes


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