The MSc Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management course focuses on the relationships between living organisms and the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, coupled with the interactions that result from natural and anthropogenic processes.
On the Environmental Biology course you will benefit from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues, field and theoretical aspects of biology and ecology, and in analytical techniques. You will also develop the skills necessary to work confidently in vocational areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education, and fosters an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues that you may have to face in a professional capacity.
A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related field.
IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent English test.
Core Science Skills and Research Methods
The scientific method
Experiment design and presentation skills
Library and internet resource searching
Conservation of Aquatic Resources
Conservation in practice
Trade-offs and constraints
Monitoring and planning
Term papers in Environmental Biology
In-depth reviews of an area in Environmental Biology of particular interest to you
Environmental Assessment and Management
Environmental impact assessment
Exploitation of natural resources
Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
Survey techniques (field-based)
Remote sensing of the changing environment
Satellite Earth Observation
Image acquisition for environment and society
Theory, practice and hands-on experience
Geographical Information Systems
Geography and Demographics
Key skills using GIS
Practical skills in ESRI ArcGIS software
As scientists in training you will be taught a full range of core skills and practises by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a career within biology and ecology.
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