Environmental Management (Wildlife and Landscape Conservation)

Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4.91 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.5 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:4330 Duration:12 months

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This course develops your technical and field skills in ecology and nature conservation. It focuses on the survey, evaluation and management of existing sites, as well as the restoration of damaged land.

There is increasing evidence showing that employers from many parts of the environmental sector are struggling to recruit graduates with these required skills in ecology and nature conservation.

When designing the course, we used guidance produced by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management to ensure graduates have the field survey skills to enter the profession. We work with public and private sector organisations to make sure the course meets the needs of employers. Because of this, you complete many work-based assignments.

The consultancy project module requires you to complete a project, often in partnership with a real organisation.

Previous examples include

* an assessment of the economic benefits to tourism of re-wilding an area within a national park
* evaluating the ecological sections of a range of environmental impact assessments

To develop the skills needed to

* survey
* assess
* conserve
* enhance landscapes and wildlife, you complete many field work exercises.

Previous field visits include regeneration schemes in Toronto, Canada, and post-industrial landscapes in Cornwall. We also make frequent visits to local sites in Sheffield and the Peak District.

Our environment subject area also has a proven research track record, attracting over £400,000 funding each year from research councils and industry.

This funding means that we can invest heavily in specialist computing and laboratory facilities, such as our individually designed, environmental and soillaboratories. Our research also means that we can feed the latest developments and understanding into our course content.

We have been awarded full marks (24/24) by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for our environment subject area. The QAA provides a quality assurance service for higher education institutions in the UK.

Core modules * environmental perspectives and policy development
* landscape and wildlife management
* professional management skills
* environmental impact assessment
* landscape planning and restoration (includes a field visit)
* survey and evaluation (a block week in May)
* consultancy project

To complete the masters you also take

* applied research methods
* dissertation

Optional modules

One from

* environmental management systems
* social inclusion and cohesion in semester
* visitor and sustainable tourism management
* cultural landscapes and protected area management
* environmental liability for the redevelopment of contaminated land
* geographical information systems
* geographical information systems and the environment

Normal entry requirements are a minimum 2.2 honours degree or equivalent. We may accept applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements depending on their suitability. This may be assessed by * an interview and/or piece of written work * relevant experience * qualifications * commitment to study.International studentsInternational qualifications are suitable if they are equivalent to a UK 2.2 honours degree.You must also be able to demonstrate your competence in English language. Minimum levels include * International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) overall band 6.0 * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Pass * Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score 550 (paper-based) or 213+ (computer-based) or 79 Internet-based English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 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. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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