Aquatic Resource Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 23 k / Year(s)  
35 place StudyQA ranking:4115 Duration:12 months

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Aquatic Resource Management is taught jointly with the University Marine Biological Station at Millport and with major input from the UK water industry, environmental regulators and aquatic scientists. Includes a 12 week internship. Unique mix of freshwater, estuarine and marine science and management. Close collaboration with outside organisations active in aquatic management.


KEY BENEFITS

* 12 week project placement (internship) gives a headstart into employment.
* Unique mix of freshwater, estuarine and marine science and management.
* Close collaboration with outside organisations who are active in the aquatic management arena.
* Located in the heart of London.

PURPOSE

To provide training in the core scientific, technical and interdisciplinary skills essential for aquatic resource management and research. Designed for those seeking employment or research opportunities within the broad field of freshwater, estuarine and marine resources, and their sustainable development, conservation, regulation and management.

DESCRIPTION

Taught by the Department of Geography at King's College London in collaboration with the University Marine Biological Station at Millport, Scotland, and with major input from the UK water industry, the MSc programme is able to draw on a unique mix of freshwater, estuarine and marine expertise. The programme supports students in developing the core scientific, technical and interdisciplinary skills required for working in key areas of aquatic resource management and research, whilst also emphasising transferable communication and interpersonal skills acquired from both individual and team activities.
Throughout the programme, students develop an awareness of current and emerging environmental issues via a close interface with external organisations and scientists active in aquatic management and research.
The taught component is followed by a 12 week external project placement (internship). This project placement which runs from mid-June, is a key element of the MSc programme, offering hands-on operational and research training. The MSc programme has developed extensive links with a very wide range of agencies and organisations handling current aquatic resource management and research issues in the UK and overseas. This enables us, with careful counselling, to provide placements that match individual career aspirations and experience.

STRUCTURE OVERVIEW Core programme content Core module (60 credits):

* 7SSG5133 Dissertation in Aquatic Resource Management (Project Placement) (60 credits) (must Take and Pass)

Compulsory modules (100 credits):

* 7SSG5110 Methods for Environmental Research (20 credits)
* 7SSG5117 River Processes and Management (20 credits)
* 7SSG5162 Freshwater and Estuarine Resources: Science, Management and Policy (20 credits)
* 7SSG5172 Functioning, Assessment and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (20 credits)
* 7SSG5175 Marine Resource Management (20 credits)

Indicative non-core content Optional modules (20-50 credits):Students must take 20 credits optional modules from any Level 7 (Masters) modules offered in the Geography Department. Students who wish to take greater than 180 credits overall (for a maximum total of 210 credits) will require approval from the Programme Director using the Module Amendment Form available from the Department Office. However, it is not necessary to take these additional credits and it is strongly advised that students generally restrict themselves to the minimum number of credits required.

Other Optional Modules Available to Students on this Programme:

* Any Level 7 (Masters) modules offered in the Geography Department.
* Up to 20 credits of Level 7 modules from any KCL Departments or Institutes outside of Geography.

Please note that the above programme structure is subject to formal approval.

FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT Lectures; small group seminars and workshops; computer and problem-based learning exercises; poster presentations; extensive field and laboratory work including four weeks at the University Marine Biological Station Millport, Scotland and one week in Shropshire.

MODULES More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year. Freshwater & Estuarine Resources: Science, Management & Policy - Required Functioning, Assessment and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems - Required Marine Resource Management - Required Methods For Environmental Research - Required River Processes & Management - Required Marine and Freshwater Fishery Management and Aquaculture - Optional

Minimum 2:1 first degree or equivalent in biological or environmental sciences, chemistry, geography or other science subject. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

FUNDING University of London Scholarships, departmental bursaries and career development loans. For overseas students Chevening Scholarships are available from the British Council. For further information on funding, including conditions of eligibility, please consult the Postgraduate Funding Page on the Masters section of the Geography Department's website:

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