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This course has a highly practical emphasis involving hands-on exercises in field and laboratory settings. In the field, you will cover identification skills for a wide range of species, as well as industry-standard survey techniques such as phase 1 habitat surveying, habitat condition assessments, national vegetation classification and bird territory mapping. Laboratory sessions will include use of microscopes in taxonomy and analysis of environmental parameters such as water oxygen levels and soil nutrient status to enable better understanding of species–environment interactions.
There will be opportunities to work on projects with linked organisations, including wildlife trusts, nature reserve managers, charities and public authorities. There is also the option to take a residential
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At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent.
We particularly welcome applicants with qualifications or experience in areas such as biology, animal biology, ecology, zoology, geography or environmental sciences.
Applicants with substantial relevant work experience may be considered without a degree qualification.
EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.
Whether you’re going straight from your first degree, returning to higher education after years in industry or looking to re-boot your career, studying a postgraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire allows you to develop your skills, knowledge and contacts needed to advance in your chosen field.Read more
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