Taught course

Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management

Institution
Swansea University · Department of Biosciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related field. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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The course focuses on the relationships between living organisms and the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, coupled with the interactions that result from natural and anthropogenic processes. On the course you will benefit from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues, field and theoretical aspects of biology and ecology and analytical skills.You will also develop the skills necessary to work confidently in vocational areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education, and fosters an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues that you may have to face in a professional capacity.

The course develops skills necessary to work confidently in vocational areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education, and fosters an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues that students may have to face in a professional capacity. Graduates go on to work for government agencies such as CCW, Environment Agency, English Nature, Scottish Heritage, Fisheries Research Services, CEFAS. Other organisations include Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Reserve, National Parks, Environmental Departments, Research and Development of SMEs as well as large companies. Graduates also go on to do postgraduate research.

Modules typically include:

• Conservation of Aquatic Resources

• Science Skills and Research Methods

• Ecosystems: Ecology, Conservation and REcourse Management

• Environmental Assessment and Management

• Geographical Information Systems

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Biosciences
Email
biosci-admissions@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295720