Ecology and Environmental Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.63 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.6 k / Year(s)  
133 place StudyQA ranking:3342 Duration:12 months

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This highly respected course prepares students for careers in ecology and biodiversity research, conservation, and the management of natural resources. It provides a thorough grounding in skills, knowledge and research experience, and is taught in two of the UK´s leading departments for ecological research and teaching.

Key features:

* A thorough grounding in analytical and practical research methods in the context of advanced training
* Taught by an interdisciplinary team of leading researchers in two of the UK´s best departments for teaching and research
* A highly respected masters qualifications in ecology prepares students for careers in research and environmental/conservation management
* Two internal research projects and an external placement project
* Six fully-funded NERC studentships available; and other funding opportunities
* A two week field course in Majorca
* Skills modules providing training in modern analytical techniques
* Advanced science modules in ecology, conservation, genetics, policy, environmental and wildlife management
* We aim for a small class size (20-25) to promote a high quality learning experience
* All teaching dedicated to masters students

The MRes in EEM is an inter-disciplinary course, taught jointly by the Biology Department and the Department of Environment. It is run over 51 weeks (Oct-Sept).

The course aims to generate:

* ecologists with a proper regard for the socio-economic context of their work
* environmental managers with a full understanding of the natural processes operating within the they manage
* graduates with a thorough grounding in analytical & practical research methods in the context of advanced training in the area of ecology and environmental management
* graduates that can embark on careers in research, or alternatively to move into careers that require assessment of the research of others, or agencies that commission new research

Modules are of three major types:

* project/placement modules (50%)
* compulsory skills modules (28%)
* optional advanced subject-material modules (22%).

Each student undertakes three research projects in different contexts: a group and an individual project in one of the two participating departments at York, and an external summer placement project lasting 12 weeks, in the UK or abroad. The combination of a broad base of research skills, knowledge and experience, combined with advanced understanding of specific topics, is a key attribute of our graduates.

Modules are of three major types:

* Project/placement modules (50%)
* Compulsory skills modules (28%)
* Optional advanced subject-material modules (22%)

Each student undertakes two research projects in different contexts: an individual project in one of the two participating departments at York, and an external summer placement project lasting 12 weeks, in the UK or abroad. The combination of a broad base of research skills, knowledge and experience, combined with advanced understanding of specific topics, is a key attribute of our graduates.

Below are a list of modules available for students enrolled in the MRes in EEM.

Research projects:

* Individual Project
* External Placement

Skills modules:

* Biodiversity Field Module
* Molecular Techniques
* Biodiversity and Conservation Biology*
* Spatial Analysis
* Statistics for Ecologists

Advanced science modules:

* Biology of Environmental Change
* Conservation Genetics*
* Environment, Law & Policy*
* Fisheries Ecology and Management*
* Tools for Environmental Assessment*
* Protected areas: design, Implementation and Management*
* Wildlife Management*

Transferable Skills Workshops: (These provide skills assessed throughout the course and are important in all professional careers)

* Transferable Skills I
* Advanced Research Skills

* indicates optional module. (Students take 1 of 2 in Autumn term, and 3 from 5 modules in the Spring term)

Applicants should have a good (first or upper second class or equivalent) degree in Biology or a related subject. We consider applicants with other backgrounds if you have relevant ecological experience. Please contact us before applying if this is the case. 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)
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