This postgraduate degree is a response to one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing today; the sustainable management of our planet´s natural resources and environment, to provide sustainable livelihoods for all people into the twenty-first century and beyond.
Taught by a combined team of ecologists, economists and geographers, this course will provide you with multidisciplinary training in the theory and methods of contemporary natural resource management and research, as well as topical issues within this field. By studying for this MSc you will develop a broad understanding of the physical, social and economic aspects of sustainable resource management.
Resources available to you include an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) lab, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, a scanning electron microscope, a cold store, a Coulter laser diffraction particle size analyser, differential GPS, and a 3D laser scanner - along with a wide range of electronic and traditional field equipment.
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2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years appropriate professional experience.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Sustainable Management of Biological Resources: Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation
Living with Environmental Change
Option modules, choose one option module from:
Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
Water Quality Processes and Management
Introduction to GIS
Research Design and Methods in Geography
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Global Climate and Environmental Change
Ecological and Environmental Assessment
Geographical Techniques for Ecosystem Services
Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Indonesia (Field module: cost not included in course fee.)
In the last five months of the course you will undertake a research project, examining in depth a topic of particular relevance to your interests and work. You will identify an appropriate sustainable management issue to investigate; develop a proposal that details your research methods; carry out a literature review; and apply the theory you have learned to produce a critically informed analysis.
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