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Increasing pressure on land-use across the world has led to a growing demand for postgraduates with environmental surveying qualifications. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). It provides you with the knowledge you’ll need to work within the environmental and ecological consulting and conservation professions.
Why choose this course?
– Brackenhurst campus is the perfect environment to develop the expertise required for a career in biodiversity conservation.
– A number of protected species are studied on-site including yellowhammers, great crested newts, badgers and hedgehogs.
– The latest Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking equipment and surveying techniques are employed by students on this course.
– The course provides an industry standard approach to career progression into the ecological and environmental consultancy sector.
– You will have the opportunity to contribute to UK and international research projects currently running within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.
– You will have access to a 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus eco-library.
Careers and employability
This course has been developed with representatives from the ecological consultancy and environmental management sector, and is designed to be vocationally relevant, cultivating expertise and transferable skills to maximise your career potential.
Graduates of the Masters in Science degree have the knowledge and skills required to carry out biodiversity surveying, recording and reporting in the private, public, charity, education or research sectors. Skills development include project management, critical evaluation and communicating to a variety of audiences.
CPD: Professionals working in industry take the part-time day-release study route offered on this course as part of their career development through company sponsorship.
The diverse and expanding range of job roles include:
– Environmental or ecological consultant
– Biological surveyor
– Species officer
– Reserve warden
– Education officer
– Expedition leader
– PhD researcher.