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This course offers a broad-based curriculum studying the relationships between human and natural components of the environment. Read more
This course offers a broad-based curriculum studying the relationships between human and natural components of the environment.

It is designed to produce graduates sufficiently equipped to play a leading role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental policy initiatives within the environmental industries.

This course enables you to develop essential knowledge and skills to progress to a professional career in environmental management, regulation or consultancy.

Key benefits:

• Recognised by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
• Opportunities for project work with private, public and third sector organisations
• A residential field course and interactive site visits which offer practical experience

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/environmental-assessment-and-management

Suitable for

Students who wish to enter or are already employed in environmental roles such as advisors, consultants, environmental managers or regulators in local government, and national and multinational businesses.

Programme details

This course involves engagement with a number of ideas drawn from law, economics and the social and physical sciences which are of relevance to the theory and practice of environmental assessment and management.

Modules address the existing and emerging challenges and explore contemporary management, technological and regulatory systems designed to reduce environmental risks.

A feature of this course is applied learning and an emphasis on contextualising study.

This course comprises four taught modules complemented by a research dissertation. Three modules are compulsory with two studied in semester 1 and the remaining one in semester 2. The remaining module is optional and you can choose one module in semester 2 from the available options.

For part-time students, the taught components span two academic years each consisting of two semesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of two core modules. Year 2 involves the study of one core and one optional module.

This course has both full-time and part-time routes, which, for the MSc, comprises three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively:

• Semester 1 - September to February
• Semester 2 - February to June
• Semester 3 - June to September

Format

Course material is delivered by:

• lectures
• tutorials
• seminars
• case studies and simulated business projects to develop professional and subject-specific skills
• field work and site visits are used to develop practical, observational and analytical skills
• discussing and exchanging your own professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers

Module titles

• Risk: Perception and Management
• Techniques for Environmental Assessment and Management
• Research and Professional Practice
• Dissertation

Optional modules:

• Environmental Investigation and Remediation
• Energy, Resources and Sustainability

Assessment

• Portfolio
• Literature Review
• Case study
• Coursework
• Poster presentation
• Report
• Dissertation

Career potential

Graduates of the course have found positions as environmental managers in business, environmental regulators and environmental consultants working in fields as diverse as contaminated land, planning and environmental impact assessment, waste management and energy management

Past graduates are working in energy companies at the forefront of environmental innovation (e.g. E.ON and EDF Energy), national and local environmental regulators (e.g. the Environment Agency and local authorities), environmental consultancies with an international dimension (e.g. Royal Haskoning, Scott Wilson, WS Atkins, Mouchel) and utilities companies (e.g. United Utilities, Viridor-Laing).

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Environmental Public Health (EPH) practice. Read more
This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Environmental Public Health (EPH) practice.

In particular the successful completion of the course will enable you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to Environmental Public Health.

The knowledge-base developed through study can assist you to demonstrate the knowledge required for application for entry on the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists.

Key benefits:

• Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
• Gain the knowledge required for the UK Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists
• Vocational course with applied learning and input from visiting practitioners

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/environmental-and-public-health

Suitable for

This course is for students from diverse backgrounds who wish to enhance their career prospects in environmental and public health in local authorities, the NHS, the voluntary sector or private companies.

Programme details

This course involves engagement with a number of ideas drawn from law, economics and the social and physical sciences which are of relevance to the theory and practice of environmental and public intervention.

Modules address the existing and emerging challenges and explore contemporary management, technological and regulatory systems designed to reduce environmental risks.

A feature of the course is applied learning and an emphasis on contextualising study.

This course comprises four taught modules complemented by a research dissertation. Within the full-time course, three modules are compulsory with two studied in semester 1 and the remaining one in semester 2. The remaining module is optional and you can choose one module in semester 2 from the available options.

For part-time students the taught components span two academic years each consisting of two semesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of two core modules. Year 2 involves the study of one core and one optional module.

Format

This course has both full-time and part-time routes, which, for the MSc, comprises three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or three years respectively:

• Semester 1 - September to February
• Semester 2 - February to June
• Semester 3 - June to September

Teaching is by lectures, some delivered by visiting practitioners, fieldwork; site visits, seminars and tutorials. You will also be provided with opportunities to review practical applications of environmental interventions designed to promote public health.

Module titles

• Research and Professional Practice
• Risk: Perception and Management
• Environment, Health and Wellbeing
• Control of Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
• Energy, Resources and Sustainability
• Dissertation

Assessment

• Portfolio
• Case study
• Literature Review
• Report
• Presentation
• Dissertation

Career potential

Employment opportunities are available in developing policy and implementing environmental and public health practice in local authorities, health services, voluntary organisations and private companies. Graduates have also developed careers in public health education and research.

The course is designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking environmental and public health employment, and to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector. This course seeks to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental and public health policy initiatives.

Graduates of the course have found positions as planners and administrators in public health intervention units, trainers in community education services, been promoted to more senior posts in environmental health practice or embarked on research studies leading to the award of PhD.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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The MSc Environmental Modelling is designed as a broad-based curriculum that extends from the technical detail of environmental process modelling to critical analysis of the role of modelling within decision-making processes and the relevance of modelling to risk perception and management. Read more
The MSc Environmental Modelling is designed as a broad-based curriculum that extends from the technical detail of environmental process modelling to critical analysis of the role of modelling within decision-making processes and the relevance of modelling to risk perception and management.

By bridging the divide between science and decision-making across a range of modelling contexts, this course adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject of environmental modelling. The inclusion of strong vocational and professional elements, in addition to traditional academic approaches, is intended to ensure that graduates are suitably equipped to enter a range of environment-related employments.

Key benefits:

• Maximise your employability potential by developing environment-sector knowledge and skills that employers want
• Develop the interdisciplinary expertise that will enable you to excel in your career
• Extend your network of contacts by working on projects in both an academic and business context

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/environmental-modelling

Suitable for

This course is ideally suited to students who wish to enter or are already employed in environment sector roles such as consultants, environmental managers, Government, and national and multinational businesses. The course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to undertake postgraduate research.

Programme details

For the full-time September entry option:

Semester 1 – September to December
Semester 2 – January to May
Semester 3 – June to September

For the part-time September start option:

- Year 1 -

Semester 1: Modelling Environmental Processes (30 credits)
Semester 2: Research and Professional Practice (30 credits)

- Year 2 -

Semester 1: Risk: Perception & Management (30 credits)
Semester 2: Modelling and Visualisation Applications (30 credits)

- Year 3 -

Semesters 1 & 2: Dissertation (60 credits)

Format

This course offers a blended learning experience designed to cater for a range of learning styles:

• Lectures, tutorials and seminars are supported by in-class exercises
• Pre- and post-session study is administered through the Virtual Learning Environment
• Practical classes enable you to develop your environmental modelling skills
• Case studies and business-focused projects develop your professional and subject-specific skills
• Field work and site visits develop your practical, observational and analytical skills
• You also have the opportunity to discuss and exchange professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers

Module titles

• Modelling Environmental Processes
• Risk: Perception & Management
• Modelling and Visualisation Applications
• Research and Professional Practice
• Dissertation

Assessment

Each module is assessed individually through coursework, comprising individual essays or group report presentations.

Career potential

This course is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career with an environmental modelling focus, which is a priority area for environment-sector employers in both the UK and abroad. The course will also prepare you to enter a broad range of environment sector roles, including consultancy, business, research and Government. Graduates of this course will also be well placed to continue to a PhD programme.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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Our courses share a common set of core taught course units to provide you with a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in additional to subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Read more
Our courses share a common set of core taught course units to provide you with a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in additional to subject-specific knowledge and understanding.

This shared core taught element means it is possible to swop between the courses.

Following the taught element you have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a research project. If you choose the Masters in Applications in Environmental Sciences you will undertake a second project, which can involve a placement in industry.

Aims

The aim of this programme is to
-Provide interdisciplinary foundation training for students from a natural science or engineering background intending to pursue a career, with or without further postgraduate training, in pollution control, environmental management or resource conservation.
-Provide an understanding of the nature of explanation in social science, natural science and engineering as applied to research or other investigative activity in pollution control and environmental management.
-Provide generic and subject-specific training in research design and methods of data collection and analysis.
-Provide subject-specific training in the social, economic, legal, planning and engineering dimensions of environmental protection and resource conservation tailored to the student's research interests and/or career needs.
-Provide subject-specific training on how natural systems function and the perturbations to those systems arising from human activity, again tailored to the student's research interests and/or career needs.
-Meet the needs of employers that require an ability to bring sound science and current thinking to environmental problems.
-Foster interdisciplinary study within the School and within the University through provision of high quality students to carry out projects.
-Enable the student systematically to research the area of environmental pollution via the literature and create an ordered structured report on a subject of relevance to the course and their own interests.

Career opportunities

Governments, industry and society, in all countries, are increasingly aware of the importance of securing sustainable development through cost-effective pollution controls and resource conservation. As a result, there is a growing need, internationally, for suitably qualified personnel in the environmental authorities of central and local government, industry and commerce, consultancy and research. Moreover, the resulting legal requirements on the part of governments and industry to conform to national and international agreements and regulations means that such demand will remain even during periods of economic austerity and retrenchment.

Employers are increasingly requiring environmental science graduates to have a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in additional to subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Our programmes address these requirements through a core of skills-based modules with the emphasis on synthesis.

Graduates from the existing Pollution and Environmental Control Masters have been very successful in obtaining relevant environment-related employment in areas such as industry, local and central authorities, the regulatory sector, consultancies, education and research. Typically, between 20 and 30% of students completing the programme undertake postgraduate research immediately after graduation.

We expect that graduates from the new Applications in Environmental Science Masters will be attractive to employers in the environmental authorities of central and local government, industry and commerce, consultancy and research. The experience gained during an industrial placement will be especially valuable to employers.

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-Do you want rigorous training and skills in economic and econometric analysis?. -Would you like to engage with cutting edge environmental economics research?. Read more
-Do you want rigorous training and skills in economic and econometric analysis?
-Would you like to engage with cutting edge environmental economics research?
-Are you interested in high level employment in international organisations?

This course aims to provide a balanced and rigorous training in modern theories and techniques in environmental economics at the postgraduate level.

It provides training for those aiming to be environmental economists in national and international public (Defra, FSA, Environment Agency, OECD, etc) and private institutions including environmental consultancies. The course also serves as a sound foundation from which to embark on a PhD Programme in environmental economics.

Students are introduced to key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques via core and optional course units, and have the opportunity to combine and develop their skills in writing a dissertation.

By the end of the course, you should be able to critically engage with the current theory and practice in environmental economics. You will be able to develop approaches and models of your own, based on the environmental problem at hand, from which to derive original results and offer a critique of existing theories and practice.

The bulk of the teaching and supervision for students on this Programme is done by members of the Environmental & Resource Economics group.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director.

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Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind, emphasis is placed on integrating the scientific, social, economic and political factors into environmental decision making. Read more

Description

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind, emphasis is placed on integrating the scientific, social, economic and political factors into environmental decision making. The course provides systematic understanding of the scientific background; critical awareness of the state of knowledge and the burden of proof requirement; comprehensive knowledge of the policy and regulatory frameworks; and a practical understanding of management methodologies. The programme’s vocational aspect is supplemented by in-depth case studies, field practitioner expertise, and the opportunity for a placement-based research project.

Units

- Management for Sustainable Development
- Masters Project in Environment and Geography
- Policy for Sustainable Development
- Research Design and Methods
- Science for Sustainable Development

Study Pattern

This cross-discipline programme is offered both on a part-time and full time basis in order to meet the learning needs of both busy professionals as well as new graduates.

Our Masters programmes are practically based and heavily supported by laboratory work, case studies, tutorials, fieldwork and projects. They are run by a large group of research-active staff with strong links to a variety of research institutions, national organisations and non-governmental bodies in the UK and overseas.

Our weekly Café Scientific gives students the opportunity to debate and discuss conservation and environmental management issues with teaching staff, hear from outside speakers and reflect on their own learning.

Career prospects

This course aims to provide relevant knowledge and skills required of environmental managers operating at a strategic level in the public, business and non-governmental sectors. Recent graduates have been employed by local authorities, the environmental and sustainable departments of major companies, regulatory authorities and research organisations. Others have gone on to create their own successful environmental companies.

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This master's programme focuses on the analysis of dynamic environments. past. present, and future. Concerns over human impacts on the environment have stimulated demand from governments and industry for the monitoring, analysis and modelling of natural processes in environmental systems. Read more
This master's programme focuses on the analysis of dynamic environments: past. present, and future. Concerns over human impacts on the environment have stimulated demand from governments and industry for the monitoring, analysis and modelling of natural processes in environmental systems. This is essential if we are to improve understanding of the interrelation of environmental variables in order to predict and manage their responses to anthropogenic perturbations.

You will gain:
-Advanced theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in order to collect, interpret and analyse contemporary and past environmental data.
-Modelling skills, in order to investigate the interrelationships between environmental variables, and to predict their responses to changing internal and external conditions.
-Intellectual and practical skills, in order to design and undertake field and/or laboratory experiments in contemporary environmental process-monitoring, or palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, and to design and test appropriate environmental models with the data you collect.

These skills are highly relevant if you wish to pursue a career in environmental management, or consultancy, and provide a firm grounding for research in the environmental sciences. Dr Jason Dortch directs the course, with input from other physical geographers working on a wide variety of aspects of environmental change. Current research includes:
-Measurements and predictions of climate change
-Glaciers and ice sheets (past and present)
-Biogeography
-Palaeoecology
-Environmental pollution
-Upland geomorphology (low relief, e.g. British uplands, and high relief, e.g. Himalayas)
-Remote sensing for environmental management
-Moorland erosion control
-Hydrology
-Water resource management
-Fire management
-Tectonic geomorphology

We also use the proximity of Manchester to the upland areas of the Peak District; several past MSc students completed dissertation work in close collaboration with various organisations responsible for land management in the Peak District, giving their work direct policy relevance.

Aims

Teaching focuses on training in theory, concepts and research skills in the first semester, and practical applications and research experience in the second semester.

We teach course units in small-group interactive styles with a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and presentations. A range of physical geographers provide training in their specialised fields, covering both content and practical research methods.
In a typical week, expect to spend some time in the library, preparing for seminars; in the laboratory, completing practicals; in the dedicated postgraduate computer laboratory, or writing reports; and in the classroom.

The second semester in particular gives you increased opportunities to go out into the field, both for practicals and to gain research experience by doing field research with members of staff. We maintain an intensively monitored catchment on the moors near the Snake Pass in the Peak District and this is the focus of several practical exercises, as well as a source of data to support dissertation work.

Field and laboratory research are essential to your learning process in environmental monitoring, and these form integrated parts of both the taught units and dissertation work.

Career opportunities

In the second semester, various speakers from environmental employers visit the department to give a flavour of their work and advice on employment.

The MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction has an excellent track record in providing a springboard for students to go on to careers in environmental industries, consultancies and government agencies, or to further research for higher degrees.

Recent graduates have found employment in agencies like the UK Atomic Energy Authority, The Environment Agency, Natural England and a range of environmental consultancies. Others have moved on to undertake full-time research for a PhD.

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The course aims to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice. Read more
The course aims to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice.

The successful completion of this course will enable students to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to SHE.

The course content reflects the growing trend of companies combining their environmental protection and health and safety functions.

Key benefits:

• Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status
• Vocational orientation and substantial input from professional practitioners
• Interdisciplinary and flexible study

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/safety,-health-and-environment

Suitable for

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Programme details

This course involves engagement with a number of ideas drawn from law, economics and the social and physical sciences which are of relevance to the theory and practice of environmental regulation and occupational health.

The modules have been designed to enable development of the intellectual and analytical skills appropriate for health, safety and environment professionals in the 21st Century.

Modules address the exiting and emerging challenges and review contemporary management and regulatory systems designed to reduce risk.

A feature of the course is applied learning and an emphasis on contextualising study.

The course comprises of four taught modules complemented by a research dissertation. Within the full-time course three modules are compulsory with two studied in semester 1 and the remaining one in semester 2. The remaining module is optional and you can choose one module in semester 2 from the available options.

For part-time students the taught components spans two academic years each consisting of two semesters between September and May. Year 1 involves the study of two core modules. Year 2 involves the study of one core and one optional module.

Format

This course involves lectures, case studies, assignments and seminars. There are site visits to contextualize learning and there is a strong emphasis on students discussing and exchanging their own professional experiences with the course team and invited specialist speakers.

Module titles

• Research and Professional Practice
• Risk: Perception and Management
• Techniques for Environmental Assessment and Management
• Dissertation

Optional modules:

• Control of Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
• Management of Occupational Health and Safety

Assessment

A mixture of the following:

• Portfolio
• Literature Review
• Case study
• Project
• Examination
• Report
• Dissertation

Career potential

Graduates of this course have found positions as safety, health and environmental managers in business, as environmental regulators and as SHE managers and consultants working in fields as diverse as facilities management, construction, utilities, the civil service and engineering.

This course is designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking health, safety and environment-related employment, and to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector.

This course seeks to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the strategic development and implementation of policy initiatives within the industry.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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The programme will advance your scientific understanding and technical skills within an entrepreneurial framework of teaching and training in business skills. Read more
The programme will advance your scientific understanding and technical skills within an entrepreneurial framework of teaching and training in business skills. The programme will produce science students with awareness and experience of the technology transfer process, well-prepared for work in entrepreneurial high-technology companies. Graduates will understand the nature of enterprise, its growth and development. You will also have developed entrepreneurial skills and have knowledge of the business development process from inception to establishment and long-term management.

The environmental science and technology sector ranges from the fast-moving competitive marketplace for energy efficiency and effective solutions to air, water and land pollution, to the variably paced greening of every other facet of human activity in the region. This programme represents an innovative approach to meeting these rapidly evolving needs in the context of environmental science and technology. This full-time, one-year programme has been designed to appeal to scientists and engineers who would like to develop their entrepreneurial skills and go on to either develop their own business or work for a company where enterprise and entrepreneurship is valued. It will also appeal to companies who want to use the programme to develop their staff for more entrepreneurial roles, for example where an in-company project is ready for commercial development/exploitation.

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Governments, industry and society, in all countries, are increasingly aware of the importance of securing sustainable development through cost-effective pollution controls and resource conservation. Read more
Governments, industry and society, in all countries, are increasingly aware of the importance of securing sustainable development through cost-effective pollution controls and resource conservation.

This is creating a need, internationally, for suitably qualified personnel in the environmental authorities of central and local government, industry and commerce, consultancy and research.

Because of the legal requirements on the part of governments and industry to conform to national and international agreements such demand will remain high, even during periods of austerity.

Increasingly employers need graduates who have a strong grounding in the quantitative skills required to address environmental questions in addition to subject-specific knowledge.

This masters addresses these requirements through a core of taught units and two research projects with the options to undertake a project placement in industry.

Course Structure and Aims

This course is split into three parts which run concurrently.

At the core of the course is a series of taught environmental science units: Measuring and Predicting, a Tutorial and Workshop unit and Human Impacts on the Biosphere. Find out more about the units offered.

Research Project 1 begins in October and runs until January with the second research project running from April until the end of September.

The overall aim of the course is to prepare you for continuing research in academia and industry - including environmental consultancy - aimed at understanding and addressing research questions relating to how organisms interact with the environment, and respond to natural and anthropogenic-induced change through the application of advanced methods and approaches.

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Over the past two decades, environmental considerations have become central to development policy and management. As a result, there is a growing need for policymakers, planners and managers to be fully conversant with the environmental dimension of development. Read more
Over the past two decades, environmental considerations have become central to development policy and management. As a result, there is a growing need for policymakers, planners and managers to be fully conversant with the environmental dimension of development.

This course aims to meet this need by linking environmental understanding grounded in the physical sciences with study of the social and economic bases of planning and managing development.

Aims

-Provide an interdisciplinary training to equip you with an understanding of the environmental and climate change dimensions of development trends and interventions.
-Provide you with a thorough conceptual framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively the relationships between environmental issues, climate change and development processes, and make judgements about policies and their implementation.
-Provide critical insights into the key strategies, policies and practices currently employed to promote climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development.
-Develop professionally-oriented skills related to formulating, investigating and implementing different approaches to promoting climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development.
-Provide a wide range of options for advanced training in areas of specialist expertise relevant to environment, climate change, and development.
-Develop advanced competencies in transferable areas, including developing reasoned arguments, gathering, organising and using evidence and information from a wide variety of sources, undertaking both team-based and independent work to deadlines, and both written and verbal forms of communication.
-Assist you in developing your specialist area of expertise within the field of environment, climate change, and development, and applying your understanding and skills through supervised individual research culminating in a dissertation.

Special features

An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is covered by the course fee. Recent fieldtrip locations have included Uganda, Ghana, Sri Lanka and India.

Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. We cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. Planning will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.

Coursework and assessment

The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.

Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors.

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you for employment in a range of development-related fields, including research, policy and practice. A wide range of transferable skills will be developed, including analytical and professional skills. Many of our alumni have gone onto careers in public service, the NGO/charitable and private sectors at national and international levels, as policy officers, managers, consultants or development practitioners - while others have pursued further academic study leading to a PhD and academic careers. Since its foundation, the Global Development Institute has trained over 7000 individuals from 170 different countries.

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Presently, the world faces its first human induced massed extinction event due to the misuse and non-sustainable use of the planet's resources. Read more
Presently, the world faces its first human induced massed extinction event due to the misuse and non-sustainable use of the planet's resources. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that more than 20 percent of all vertebrate species are at immediate risk of extinction due to human activities. This Global Biodiversity Crisis is being tackled at different levels by conservation professionals and scientists.

This MSc course will focus on training wildlife conservation scientists on how to solve and mitigate the problems that wildlife is facing across the globe. The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills you will need as a wildlife conservation scientist, and to enable you to help solve or mitigate real world problems using appropriate quantitative approaches.

Key benefits

• Obtain the skills, training and qualifications, you need to become a wildlife conservation scientist.
• Gain a broad and sound grounding for the challenges faced by wildlife conservation scientists.
• Solve contemporary problems in wildlife conservation and master analytical tools.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/wildlife-conservation

Course detail

The aim of this course is to equip you with the skills you need to become a wildlife conservation scientist who are capable of solving or mitigating real world problems using appropriate quantitative approaches.You will receive a broad training in wildlife conservation to help enable you to deal with the complexity of problems faced by wildlife.This MSc course, includes six 15 credit modules to allow you to gain a broader and more appropriate curriculum and includes field course monitoring to give practical hands-on experience.

The modules for this course aim to provide you with the skills the modern wildlife conservation biologist needs to execute their role effectively in a wide-range of institutions from NGOs, Federal Agencies to Universities.You’ll be taught by highly qualified, research-active, staff within the well-respected Environmental Life Science School (ELS).

Format

This course is taught using a mixture of approaches including the following:

• Lectures
• Seminars
• Discussion/debates
• Guest speaker presentations
• Student presentations
• Computer based practicals

Modules

• Research & Professional Practice
• Conservation planning for wildlife
• GIS and remote sensing applied to wildlife conservation
• Contemporary topics in conservation management
• Conservation genetics
• Invasive species biology
• Field monitoring of biodiversity (field course)
• Wildlife health and disease
• Dissertation

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: Theoretical essays, practical assignments, oral presentation and dissertation.

Career Prospects

According to the Society for Conservation Biology (2015), jobs in Conservation Biology are growing at a rate of 3% per year. Wildlife conservation biologists are employed around the world in a wide-range of institutions from NGOs, Federal Agencies to Universities.

There are increasing employment opportunities in the area of wildlife conservation with NGOs (National and International), Federal Institutions, State Institutions, Private Companies, Environmental Consultancy Companies and Research Institutions including Universities.

This course reflects the growing importance of solving the Global Biodiversity Extinction Crisis and specifically the halting of the extinction of animal species. This is recognised globally by Governments in a number of significant international treaties, meetings and agreements, for example, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). There is global recognition for the need to employ more conservation biologists to solve and mitigate the problems caused by human activities that are detrimental to the survival of wildlife such as the unsustainable forest use.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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The demand for trained practitioners in environmental assessment at both the project level (environmental impact assessment (EIA)) and the strategic level (strategic environmental assessment (SEA)), and related environmental management fields continues to grow. Read more
The demand for trained practitioners in environmental assessment at both the project level (environmental impact assessment (EIA)) and the strategic level (strategic environmental assessment (SEA)), and related environmental management fields continues to grow. To meet this demand, the MSc programme in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management provides an opportunity for specialist study in this area. It will provide you with a thorough, stimulating and practical post-graduate education in EIA and related areas.

You will gain:
-An integrated course of studies to equip you to undertake the planning and management tasks associated with the principal stages of environmental assessment.
-Opportunities to pursue particular aspects of environmental assessment, or wider environmental management, in greater depth by a choice of assignments and by undertaking research on an individually selected dissertation topic.

We give you a sound knowledge of the process of EIA and related areas, including planning for environmental change and environmental law, before building upon this with more teaching on the appraisal of projects and auditing. You therefore gain a thorough grounding in environmental assessment procedures and practice, and an introduction to the rapidly growing environmental management field.

We will train you in EIA project management skills that involve the co-ordination of technical specialists, decision-makers and consultees. You will acquire appropriate analytical and communication skills, and flexibility of approach - thus graduating with expertise highly valued by employers.

The MA EIAM is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under their Environment Specialism. It is also accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a specialist Masters programme.

Aims

The course allows you to gain an understanding of theories and techniques in parallel with developing skills in analytical decision-making, design and management.

The course consists of six core course units, plus one optional course unit which can be chosen from a selection of modules taught within the School of Environment, Education and Development or other related schools across the University. You must also complete a dissertation.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. The part-time route is not on a day-release basis and there are no evening or weekend course units available. Therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director first and check the timetable to ensure that you can attend the compulsory classes. You should also seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.

Coursework and assessment

We assess you through the submission of essays, reports and other work (e.g. workshop assignments), both individually and in groups. Some optional course units may involve examinations.

The taught part of the course (120 credits), is assessed by continuous assessment and formal examinations. Continuous assessment includes essays, reports, posters, oral presentations, and a major project.

A 15,000-word dissertation is prepared on an approved topic, which is discussed and chosen at the beginning of the second semester and a suitable supervisor allocated. Initial work focuses upon an overview of he chosen topic, a literature review and the design of the methodology to be adopted. During the latter part of Semester 2 and the summer vacation, you undertake the necessary research and analysis, culminating in the writing of your dissertation.

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The MSc in Bird Conservation aims to provide students with detailed background on the evolution, taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of birds and then apply this knowledge to a wide range of practical conservation issues. Read more

Description

The MSc in Bird Conservation aims to provide students with detailed background on the evolution, taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of birds and then apply this knowledge to a wide range of practical conservation issues.

You will develop your understanding of how evolution has shaped many aspects of bird biology in response to the demands of flight. You will evaluate avian life history strategies, biogeography and population biology and how this information is used to design appropriate conservation measures. You will consider applied avian conservation management in relation to climate change, land-use practices, renewable energy development and other anthropogenic impacts.

There is a compulsory residential field-trip to either Poland or Tanzania which will provide you with practical experience of the essential techniques in the field of bird conservation.

The MSc is completed by a project which can be delivered in the UK or overseas, often in collaboration with an external organisation. There are also opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira.

Core units

- Avian Biology and Conservation
- Statistics and Research Design
- Practical Techniques (including field course)
- Project

Option units

- Countryside Management
- Species Conservation
- Genetics of Populations
- Zoos and Conservation
- Behavioural Biology

Study pattern

Course delivery is flexible and most lectures take place in the evening. Lectures, other course materials and assessment information is available via our online learning platform, Moodle. You will be assessed mostly through coursework, although some units have a formal examination.

Career prospects

You will develop the knowledge and practical skills required for a career in avian research, conservation and consultancy. Other career routes will include animal management, agriculture and pest control, and teaching and environmental education with organisations such as environmental consultancies, government research and advisory bodies, zoos and NGOs. Some students will go on to study at PhD level.

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University of Salford School of the Built Environment
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The Industrial Masters by Research is is supported by the University of Salford and by Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd. Supervisors. Read more
The Industrial Masters by Research is is supported by the University of Salford and by Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd

Supervisors: Professor Will Swan and Richard Fitton

It will run for 1 year and includes:
• A fee waiver
• A stipend of £15,363 p.a.

Candidates must have settled status in the UK and meet the Residency Requirements of EPSRC – see below.

Description:

An exciting Industrial Masters by Research opportunity has arisen out of the ongoing relationship between the University of Salford and Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd.

Highlighted by the recent flooding issues in the UK, Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd believes that there is a need for improved weather detection and is looking to design a low-cost , wireless weather sensor and transmitter to enable early warning sensing and quantitative data for analysis. Dyer believes this data can be used for many applications e.g. flood warning/defenses; agricultural irrigation control; building automation; and the data collection for future modelling.

The aim of this Industrial Masters project is to produce a trialed and tested working prototype unit which Dyer Environmental can then look to submit for commercial development.

The collaboration

The School of Built Environment at the University of Salford has a strong track record of working with industry. The placement will be with the Applied Buildings and Energy Research Group, which is home to the Salford Energy House. Over the last 5 years we have developed detailed knowledge of sensors to understand both internal and external environments that are used in both laboratory and field environments.

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd has worked closely with the University of Salford for the past 8 years, completing a 2.5 year KTP project and also sponsoring a PhD student. Dyer has also worked on various projects with the University of Salford’s Energy House. Now celebrating its 25th year, Dyer has worked within the ventilation and building automation sectors and is constantly striving for innovation. Dyer’s success is through customer relationships and flexibility – providing the most efficient and most effective solution for their customer’s needs. The KTP project succeeded in bringing a new product to market and is now sold globally.

Candidates:

The preferred candidates must have a good understanding of:
• A suitable undergraduate level award in electronics/electronics engineering
• The design/implementation and construction of analogue and digital electronic circuits.
• A good working knowledge of C & C++ for embedded microcontrollers, wireless/ mobile communications and PCB layout and design.
• Should have a working knowledge of meteorological or environmental sensors

Candidates are asked to provide a personal statement describing their background, skills, academic interests and their motivation for doing a Masters in no more than 2 sides of A4. This should include evidence of being able to work independently to a high standard, collaborate with others, and excellent writing skills.

The Successful candidate will work mainly on the premises of the University but will spend a significant amount of time at the Company Partner premises.

Funding:

This Industrial Masters by Research studentship is only available to students with settled status in the UK, as classified by EPSRC eligibility. http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/students/Pages/eligibility.aspx

Eligibility: Residence requirements

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees) a student must have:

• Settled status in the UK
• Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant.
• Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals)

Enquiries: Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Will Swan by e-mail
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining their interest to Vicky Beckett

Application deadline: Friday 22nd July 2016.

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