New MS Programme in Coastal Science and Policy at UC Santa Cruz.

October 29, 2017

An announcement for a new MS (Master of Science) program in Coastal Science and Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruzthat’s came across our desk last week.

The programme is looking for students who will start the next generation of conservation organization.

And the best news…This new program will select the best 10 candidates from anywhere in the world with all tuition and living expenses covered. They are seeking conservation leaders from high biodiversity countries who are already working with effective conservation organizations.

We thought some of our partners might me interested.

This from one of the programme associates:

“The MS program emphasizes international diversity, entrepreneurship and data-driven action to achieve conservation at scale. The curriculum incorporates experience-based learning, hands-on research, and a deep understanding of the multifaceted problems that face coastal systems. In addition to their rigorous coursework, students will be encouraged to take on an internship during their first summer, as well as conduct their own capstone research projects during their second year of study. Linking academic researchers and graduate students directly with conservation, business, and policy practitioners provides dual immersion in the academic and practitioner cultures and contexts and, ultimately, the ability to work fluidly across the science-practice interface.”

Applications for the first cohort open October 1, 2017, and close December 15, 2017.

You can visit the programme website or blog for more information.