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Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management, MSc

Swansea University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management explores relationships between living organisms and terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

You investigate interactions resulting from natural and anthropogenic processes, benefiting from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues.

This course provides the skills and confidence to work in related fields such as environmental management and conservation.

YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: CONSERVATION & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Over the course of this MSc you develop the skills needed to confidently work in areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education.

You foster an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues you may have to face later in your career.

Our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities include the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research consisting of controlled environment laboratories, with programmable recirculating aquatic systems; a custom-designed 18 metre catamaran-class survey vessel, and a globally unique visualisation centre that displays multi-dimensional information from animal tracking data.

Influential connections with international and national organisations such as Natural Resources Wales, The British Mammal Society and The National Wetlands Centre Wales will add value to your studies.

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: CONSERVATION & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Completing this Environmental Biology MSc provides a full range of core skills, enabling you to pursue a successful career within biology and ecology. These are a small number of recent biology graduate destinations.

  • Ecologist (Jacobs Engineering & CSA Environmental)
  • Delivery officer (Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council)
  • Project officer (Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust)
  • Hydrometry and telemetry officer (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Benthic taxonomist (Oceanology Ltd)
  • Wildlife and education officer (Ipswich Borough Council)

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,700per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 103 7

    24th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    127 56%

    50th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    15th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    125 59%

    34th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    23rd

    18

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