Taught course

Wetland Science and Conservation

Bangor University · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Academic criteria: BSc degree grade equivalent UK 2(ii) or above in a relevant biological sciences subject. Students aged 25 or older with sufficient relevant work/academic experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Description: This course will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology. Students will also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands. Field and laboratory work will cover the latest techniques in environmental analysis needed for contemporary wetland monitoring and experimentation. Students will learn a variety of instrumental analysis techniques suitable for ecologists interested in environmental analysis and those studying a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats not just wetlands. The theory, practical use and basic maintenance of the instruments will be covered, along with sample collection and analysis.
Modules: Wetland ecology; classification of wetland types; properties and functions of wetlands; wetland zoology and botanical adaptations; wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry; carbon sequestration in wetlands; use of wetlands for carbon offsetting; wetland conservation and restoration techniques; use and design of constructed wetlands; wetland plant identification.
Research project: the research project comprises a third of the MSc and is supervised by research active staff with excellent publication record and experience in their field.

Information for international students

English language criteria: Students must provide documented verification of IELTS (or equivalent qualification) level 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) or greater.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Christian Dunn
01248 382527