Research course

Sustainable Land Management under Global Change

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Entry requirements

This course is for students who have achieved an Honours degree at 2.2 or above in conservation, horticulture, agricultural, environmental science, landscape design or management, biology, ecology, geography, or a related discipline in an environmental subject. Consideration will be given to applicants with qualifications outside the stipulated guidelines if they are able to demonstrate significant industrial experience.

Months of entry


Course content

It is widely recognised that there is a need to protect and enhance the environment in a rapidly changing world. Ecosystems provide many benefits but through human intervention, have declined more rapidly and extensively in recent times than previously. The direct drivers for changes include habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, invasive species, and pollution, which themselves are underpinned by indirect drivers, notably demographic, economic, socio-political, science and technological, and cultural and religious factors. Increased degradation of the natural environment and the associated ecosystem services requires innovative and adaptive management strategies.

Sustainable land management is a challenging multi-disciplinary field, and an effective manager requires a good knowledge and understanding of the scientific, policy and legislative frameworks as well as sound people and project management skills.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months

Further details of qualification

Please contact us for details regarding part time and full time study duration.

Course contact details

Writtle University College
01245 424200