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 is intended for students with a strong interest in land use who want to increase their knowledge of conservation issues.
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, 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.
Students with degrees in agriculture, forestry, geography, biology, environmental studies, economics, law, social sciences and psychology have graduated from this course and gained employment with conservation agencies, NGOs and government organisations and with academic institutions both in the EU and overseas. The course focuses on sustainable use of the countryside including habitats, wildlife, landscapes and the natural and human factors influencing them.
This MSc course has strong research links with many conservation organisations locally, nationally and internationally. For e.g. Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Coed Cymru, local farmers and food industries.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- 01248 351151