Conservation Management at Edge Hill University - UCAS

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Course summary

How do we repair ecological damage? What’s the best way to protect our environment for future generations? Study the skills and theory you need at the level your career demands. You’ll develop professional field skills and expertise on our conservation management course. Immerse yourself in the ecological theory behind habitat management and restoration. Learn to identify and survey plants, vertebrates and invertebrates to a professional standard. We make sure you become confident in safe and ethical professional working practices with over 25 days of fieldwork including our week-long residential course. We’ll also help you find a 2-4 week work placement with a conservation organisation or ecological consultancy. You’ll have the chance to put your knowledge into practice and make industry connections. What you'll study Laboratory skills. Fieldwork. Ecosystem expertise. You’ll gain the scientific knowledge and project management skills for a career in conservation management. Our conservation management course prioritises fieldwork. You’ll learn to carry out habitat surveys and identify plants, invertebrates, mammals and birds. You’ll also develop mapping skills in geographic information systems (GIS) and use your findings to assess the management needs of a site. In the laboratory, you’ll learn microscopy to identify bryophytes and invertebrates, and train in soil analysis techniques. You’ll apply everything you’ve learnt to a unique research project and work adhering to professional scientific standards. Plan the project. Analyse risks and ethics. Carry out data handling and statistical approaches. You’ll discover how to write up your findings in a concise scientific style ready to share, and undertake assessments with real-world relevance.


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Assessment method

The course has a variety of assessment methods which are designed to develop the full range of skills and expertise relevant to the subject. These include a research thesis, scientific reports, voucher specimen collections, vegetation portfolios, field-based management plans and examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Ecology and Environmental Management, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

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Entry requirements

To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above).

Fees and funding

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Conservation Management at Edge Hill University - UCAS