Entry to the MSc/Diploma Conservation and Land Management programme requires at least a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject e.g. biology, agriculture, environmental studies, geography, economics, law, social sciences and psychology Applications from mature applicants, who have relevant experience in forestry, agriculture, conservation or land use, are actively encouraged. Applications from people with other backgrounds wishing to develop an understanding of rural development issues are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis.
Months of entry
The course aims to provide students with a broad and balanced understanding of the fundamental science underpinning Conservation and Land Use. The course addresses issues concerned with sustainable use of the countryside. It examines habitats, wildlife and landscapes and the natural and human factors influencing them. The course also examines how economic activities such as farming and forestry can be managed in an environmentally acceptable way, and how human enjoyment of the countryside can be incorporated within an integrated land use approach.
Part 1 (120 credits): runs from September to May and consists of four taught modules: Conservation Science; Insect Pollinators and Plants; Agriculture and the Environment; Management Planning for Conservation; a Field Visit, and a Research Methods module component. They must be completed successfully before proceeding to Part 2.
Part 2 (60 credits): is the dissertation phase and runs from end of May to September. This is a supervised project phase which gives students further opportunity for specialisation in their chosen field. Dissertation topics are related to the interests and needs of the individual and must show evidence of wide reading and understanding as well as critical analysis or appropriate use of advanced techniques. The quality of the dissertation is taken into account in the award of the Masters degree.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Hussain Omed
- +44 (0)1248 382291