The MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership is a full-time, 11-month, masters course, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of relevant experience. The unique features of this course are its delivery by a partnership between several university departments and conservation organizations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of management and leadership. Consequently, the course aims to deliver a world-class and interdisciplinary education in Conservation Leadership that is not available elsewhere.
The course is based in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Geography, which is working in collaboration with partners in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) to deliver the course. CCI was created in 2007 by eight internationally renowned conservation organisations and the University of Cambridge. All are members of the larger network of organizations in the Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF).
The Director of Conservation Leadership is Nigel Leader-Williams, based in the Department of Geography. The Lecturer in Conservation Leadership is Chris Sandbrook, based at the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). The Programme Administrator for Conservation Leadership is Emily Chenery, based in the Department of Geography.
Two scholarship programmes have been generously established to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership. The Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership is generously supported by Arcadia. Additional scholarships are available as a result of support from another donor.
The number and size of the scholarships varies from full scholarships, to partial scholarships that cover specific aspects of the funding package required by students. Offers of scholarships will be made competitively based on: academic quality; the motivation and potential of candidates to become conservation leaders; and, the funds applicants already have available for the course.
Applying for these scholarships involves a two-stage process. First, applicants should, if they have not already done so, make a formal application to the Graduate Admissions Office for a place on the course. See our Applications page for details of how to do so.
Second, scholarship applicants should write a financial case explaining the funds that they have available, and any funds that they still require to ensure they can take up a place on the course. This financial case should update any information given in the original application to the Graduate Admissions Office. The financial case should not exceed 200 words, and should be sent by email to Emily Chenery (firstname.lastname@example.org), Programme Administrator, MPhil in Conservation Leadership by 3 December 2013.
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- Ancora Foundation Graduate Fellowship, University of Cambridge, UK
- MSc Scholarships, Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, UK
- LyondellBasell Cambridge MBA Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK
- MPhil Scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences, St Cross College, University of Oxford, UK
- International Climate Protection Fellowships, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
- Master in Forestry Management, Marine Resources Management, Clean Energy, Water and Sanitation, or Climate Change
- Boustany Foundation MBA Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK
- Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS), University of Cambridge, UK
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.