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Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management MSc

Newcastle University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

You study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor. You develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification, you develop your academic understanding, contribute to relevant research and meet local practitioners.

About this course

You’ll build up both your academic understanding and your practical skills relating to conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem management.

You will:

meet local people involved in national, statutory and non-governmental conservation organisations in the sector
develop an understanding of the sector and its issues
enhance your CV so that you are in a strong position in the job market, or so that you can embark upon a PhD

Also, not least, we hope you will enjoy your learning of this fascinating and extremely worthwhile subject so that you can potentially make a difference to our beautiful but threatened planet.

What you'll learn

You will develop understanding, practical ability and critical awareness around the following:

temperate zone ecosystems and wildlife species eg woodland, moorland, calaminarian, whin, coastal and other grassland, and other habitats
contemporary conservation issues eg rewilding, conflict in the countryside, biodiversity threats
habitat assessment appropriate for ecological consultancy work
surveying and mapping using technology such as GIS
plant and animal species identification skills
practical management planning for selected ecosystems
communication including presentations, report writing and team work.

Your development

You’ll be supported as you complete a major conservation or biodiversity research project in the field or laboratory. You can bring your own ideas or we will make suggestions for relevant, cutting edge, research ideas so you can contribute to the current body of knowledge. We provide ideas that link to local organisations such as:

Northumberland National Park
Natural England
local Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
local Wildlife Trusts
Forestry Commission
National Trust
local ecological consultancies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 23,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 103 2

    16th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%

    31st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    68th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    144 68%

    22nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    33rd

    2

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