Jersey Bat Group – JICAS MSc Bursary

The Jersey Bat Group is delighted to offer a £2,500 bursary towards a place on the MSc in Island Biodiversity and Conservation which is being delivered by the Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies and is accredited by the University of Exeter.

Details about the course including how to apply can be found here: MSc in Island Biodiversity and Conservation 

The bursary will be for a student to complete the following dissertation project:


Bats in Jersey’s urban environment (Jersey Bat Group) – £2,500 bursary

Jersey is home to up to 18 species of bats comprising a mix of species commonly found in the UK and more continental species such as the grey long eared bat Plecotus austriacus and Kuhls pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii.

Whereas there are Island wide (iBats and JbatS) and targeted bat surveys (Jersey Bat Group) within Jersey, relatively little is known about bats in urban areas. Working with known roost and bat rescue locations, you will survey the Island’s capital using bat detectors (passive and active) and will utilise ‘citizen science’ in a bat-spotting campaign. You will undertake a desk study assessing the light pollution, tree densities and housing stocks in St Helier to assess whether any of these factors correlate with numbers and densities of bat activity and roost location.

In order to receive a bursary candidates must:

  • Apply for the course
  • Be given an offer
  • Pay deposit

Please email for more information.

If you are interested in learning more about the project, or more about bats in Jersey in general then please email the Jersey Bat Group: 


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