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MSc Ecosystem Services Evaluation

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Ambleside

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

Understanding the value of the Earth’s natural resources is now high on the environmental policy-making agenda across the globe. So, it goes without saying that there’s a surge in demand for those skilled in ecosystem services and management.

Our MSc Ecosystem Services Evaluation – designed by professional ecologists to meet industry requirements - will enable you to upgrade your degree and study how ecosystems benefit society.

You will gain all the knowledge you need to assess and understand ecosystems by exploring natural resources and considering the issues between economic, cultural and ecological values and how these values inform the natural resource use decision-making process.

It will stand you in good stead for a career playing an essential part in maintaining healthy and resilient environments now and in the future.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You will study in Ambleside, in the Lake District National Park now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - surrounded by unique ecosystems and landscapes, so you will literally have an outdoor laboratory in which to research ecosystems and their values on your doorstep.

So with us you can live, study and research in Cumbria’s stunning landscape with its natural rivers and lakes, home to white-clawed cray fish, arctic char, red squirrels high-brown fritillary butterflies, migrating dolphins and basking sharks.

Practical study is integral to our course and you will utilise your unique location often. Couple that with the opportunity to work alongside organisations such as the National Trust and the Lake District National Park and you gain all the vital academic and hands-on skills you need to become a professional in the field.

Course summary

This Masters is designed to provide students with knowledge on how to assess ecosystems, how to value the services they provide and how this information informs and supports the sustainable use of natural resources decision-making process.

Students will share four taught core modules that will cover the fundamentals of the subject area plus a dissertation module. For the remaining taught modules students can choose two options from three remaining modules associated with this course.

Graduate destinations

During the course you'll have chance to take optional modules relevant to specific sectors. This will allow you to focus your skills towards a new career in conservation, forestry, catchment management, economics and environmental modelling. The skills and knowledge you learn are perfect for working in water management, environmental agencies and NGOs.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,800per 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 Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    94th out of 100 6

    61st out of 71 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 54%

    52nd

    35
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    86th

    77
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    115 57%

    40th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    60th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    28th

    31

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