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Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management MSc

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

    Environmental Sciences

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    08 July 2019

The MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management explores relationships between living organisms and terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

You investigate interactions resulting from natural and anthropogenic processes, benefiting from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues.

The Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management course provides the skills and confidence to work in related fields such as environmental management and conservation.

Why Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management at Swansea?

Internationally recognised research informs Environmental Biology teaching at Swansea University. Biosciences is ranked 7th in the UK for Research Excellence and 2nd in the UK for the quality of our research publications [Research Excellence Framework 2014-2021].

Ecology at Swansea is world ranked 151-200 (out of 300) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017, and Swansea University is the UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019].

You will be taught by a range of inspiring biosciences experts. These include Dr Richard Unsworth, an adviser on the BBC’s globally renowned series Blue Planet II; and Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, an expert in salmonid behaviour, conservation and ecology and leads the multi-partner European AMBER project.

Your Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management experience

Over the course of this MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management you develop the skills needed to confidently work in areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education.

You foster an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues you may have to face later in your career.

Our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities include the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research consisting of controlled environment laboratories, with programmable recirculating aquatic systems; a custom-designed 18 metre catamaran-class survey vessel, and a globally unique visualisation centre that displays multi-dimensional information from animal tracking data.

Influential connections with international and national organisations such as Natural Resources Wales, The British Mammal Society and The National Wetlands Centre Wales will add value to your studies.

Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management employment opportunities

Completing this Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management MSc provides a full range of core skills, enabling you to pursue a successful career within biology and ecology. These are a small number of recent biology graduate destinations.

  • Ecologist (Jacobs Engineering & CSA Environmental)
  • Delivery officer (Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council)
  • Project officer (Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust)
  • Hydrometry and telemetry officer (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Benthic taxonomist (Oceanology Ltd)
  • Wildlife and education officer (Ipswich Borough Council)

Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management modules

Modules on the Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management course may include:

  • Environmental Assessment and Management
  • Science Skills and Research Methods
  • Term papers for Environmental Biology
  • Ecosystems: Ecology, Conservation & Resource Management
  • Conservation of Aquatic Resources
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Climate Science and Policy
  • Modelling Earth Systems
  • Satellite Remote Sensing

How you're taught on the Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management course

This taught Master’s degree in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management is assessed through a combination of examinations, coursework and a dissertation or research project.

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Visit the Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource Management MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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