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Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate (MSc)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate MSc provides a timely and integrated perspective on environmental bioscience, management, societal matters and regulations. Study at the University of Warwick's School of Life Science, ranked 2nd in the UK for Agriculture.

Course Overview

Escalating rates of environmental and climate change are forcing us to re-evaluate our management of agricultural and natural habitats. The competing demands on agricultural land for food production and for bioenergy provision must be reconciled with environmental stewardship and mitigation of climate change. This MSc provides a timely and integrated perspective on environmental bioscience, management, societal matters and regulation as these relate to issues such as sustainable production of food and provision of ecosystem services.

Teaching

You will be taught by a multidisciplinary teaching faculty including staff from Life Sciences and Warwick Business School, joined by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

Teaching is typically by facilitated sessions, including interactive lectures, short question and answer sessions and interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.

Assessment

Assessment is continuous and varies between modules. It typically includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work. The project will be assessed by a seminar presentation and either a 15,000 word thesis or a 6,000 word journal article.

Skills from this degree

You will gain:

  • The ability to evaluate the impacts of climate change locally and globally
  • The ability to understand and evaluate the factors contributing to soil, air and water quality and recognise their roles in food production and society values
  • Understanding of the roles different land management practices have on local, regional and global ecosystems
  • Transferable skills including team working, communicating with peers and sector specialists, organising, planning and oral presentation
  • Research skills including scientific report writing, evaluation of environmental accounts, problem solving, data analysis and project work

Careers

Graduates from the School of Life Sciences taught Masters courses have gone on to work for employers including: Pfizer; Severn Trent Water; Eurofins Agroscience Services; Novartis; Philips Healthcare; Rothamstead Research; NGO Client Earth and Public Health England. They have pursued roles such as: bacteriologists, microbiologists; biochemists, medical scientists; business and financial project management professionals; environmental health professionals, management consultants and business analysts.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Life Sciences Networking Event
  • Careers in Science
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Mock Interviews for Life Sciences students
  • Interested in Careers in Scientific Publishing

Tuition fees

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£ 28,520per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

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