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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.1k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16.8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This taught one-year course will give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology. Students will also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands. Field and laboratory work will cover the latest techniques in environmental analysis needed for contemporary wetland monitoring and experimentation.

    Career Options

    Students choosing this MSc will enjoy a modular course that will teach both the practical and theoretical aspects of wetland science and conservation. Successful students will therefore develop the skills and experience required to enable progression onto PhD studies in a wide-range of biological, biogeochemical, environmental and conservation based subjects.

    The course will also allow students to seek employment in areas related to wetlands, soil science, water treatment and quality, conservation and environmental consultancy.

    Taught wetland and conservation modules

    • Wetland ecology
    • Classification of wetland types
    • Properties and functions of wetlands
    • Wetland zoology and botanical adaptations
    • Wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry
    • Carbon sequestration in wetlands
    • Use of wetlands for carbon offsetting
    • Wetland conservation and restoration techniques
    • Use and design of constructed wetlands
    • Wetland plant identification

    Instrumental and environmental analysis

    Students will learn a variety of instrumental analysis techniques suitable for ecologists interested in environmental analysis and those studying a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats – not just wetlands. The theory, practical use and basic maintenance of the instruments will be covered, along with sample collection and analysis.

    The lab and field based techniques covered include:

    • pH, conductivity and Redox potential
    • Greenhouse gas (GHG) collection and analysis using a gas chromatograph (GC) and infra-red gas analysis (IRGA)
    • Cation and anion concentration analysis using ion chromatography (IC)
    • Stable isotope analysis with an isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS)

    Wetland-based research project

    The research project comprises a third of the MSc and is supervised by research active staff with excellent publication record and experience in their field.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Academic criteria: BSc degree grade equivalent UK 2(ii) or above in a relevant biological sciences subject. Students aged 25 or older with sufficient relevant work/academic experience. English language criteria: Students must provide documented verification of IELTS (or equivalent qualification) level 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) or greater. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 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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