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People learningEducation and training at the Centre is based on the School of Anthropology and Conservation’s MSc in Ethnobotany, with links to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Botanical Gardens International, the Eden Project and UCL’s School of Pharmacy. Our Ethnobotanist in Residence Programme and the CBCD Seminar Series also support education goals of the Centre. We also offer an MRes in Ethnobiology (Masters by research), for those with prior training and experience.

The Centre regularly hosts Visiting or Exchange students (MSc and PhD) who work with CBCD staff and participate in the educational and research life of the School.

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People from the School of Anthropology & ConservationThe School of Anthropology & Conservation also offers an MA course in Social Anthropology: Humanitarian and Environmental Crises, an MSc in Human Geography, and MSc degrees in Conservation Biology, Conservation Project Management, Conservation and Rural Development, and Conservation and International Wildlife Trade.


Sfantu on the seaSAC also offers doctoral programmes in Anthropology (including Environmental Anthropology), Biodiversity Management and Ethnobiology, which is specially designed to support interdisciplinary studies. Examples of doctoral research projects associated with the CBCD are listed under Research.

CBCD staff are also involved in International Training Courses in association with University degree programmes, research projects and capacity building of NGOs in Europe and elsewhere, such as MEDPLANT and GESA.

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