Entry requirements

To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This taught Masters degree is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in conservation management or ecological consultancy, professions which increasingly require postgraduate qualification for establishment and progression. The course puts a high emphasis on practical field experience for managing habitats, monitoring species and developing biological identification skills for plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. These activities are allied to a clear theoretical framework underpinning ecology and conservation practice. We welcome applications from recent graduates, experienced consultants, conservation workers or those seeking a career change.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this MSc are £5,040 for UK and EU students and £12,750 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19.Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £28 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £560 per 20 credit module.180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

The course has a variety of assessment methods which are designed to develop the full range of skills and expertise relevant to the subject. These include a research thesis, scientific reports, voucher specimen collections, vegetation portfolios, field-based management plans and examinations.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171