A core part of the DICE mission is training the next generation of conservationists, so DICE members convene and teach all of the conservation postgraduate degree courses run by the School of Anthropology and Conservation. They bring their experience and expertise of working on applied projects throughout the world, providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to help conserve nature.
Our taught postgraduate degrees consist of six months of coursework and five months of research, with optional modules providing the flexibility to devise a pathway that suits your specific interests.
Key features include:
- Excellent teaching that trains students in both the natural and social sciences, giving the right blend of skills for a career in conservation. DICE lecturers have a wide range of academic and practical expertise through working in the conservation sector across the globe.
- Opportunities to carry out research in the UK and abroad, working with DICE staff, DICE alumni and other conservation professionals on projects that will give you new skills and a deeper understanding of a specific conservation topic.
- Joining a large and diverse community of staff and students, making life-long friendships with classmates from across the world and learning about their experiences of conservation in other countries.
- Opportunities to learn and interact with DICE staff, students and visiting conservation professionals from government and NGOs through lectures, workshops, seminars, talks and social events.
- Field trips during the programmes include visits to zoos, museums and nature reserves throughout Kent, as well as field courses at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey and Cairngorms National Park.
- Becoming part of the DICE alumni network, more than 1,300 people from 102 countries who have important and influential conservation jobs around the world.