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MSc Biological Recording


Course Description

Description

The Biological Recording programme is designed to develop your ability to use and collect biological records and subject them to critical analysis. It is run in association with the Field Studies Council and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

The MSc is part-time, studied mainly at weekends on a residential basis at Field Studies Council centres. The MSc takes a minimum of two years to complete (usually three years) and is compatible with full-time work. All assessment is continuous.

Our students have an excellent record of promotion and recruitment to jobs in ecology and biological recording, especially those with an emphasis on high quality field skills and record interpretation.

Units

- Managing Biological Recording
- Research Methods in Biological Recording
- Site Assessments Using Vegetation and Invertebrates
- Identifying Difficult Invertebrate Groups
- Identifying Bryophytes for Recording and Conservation
- Identifying Difficult Higher Plant Groups
- Bird Survey Techniques
- Identification and Survey Techniques
- Dissertation

Students can also select up to three units in total from the University Certificate course which offers another 40+ identification units. For more information please visit http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording

Study pattern

The MSc is part-time, studied mainly at weekends on a residential basis at Field Studies Council centres. The MSc takes a minimum of two years to complete (usually three years) and is compatible with full-time work. All assessment is continuous.

Career prospects

Our students have an excellent record of promotion and recruitment to jobs in ecology and biological recording, especially those with an emphasis on high quality field skills and record interpretation.

Visit the MSc Biological Recording page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

At least an upper second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour or environmental science is normally required. Applicants from different academic backgrounds or without formal qualifications - but with equivalent experience - will also be considered.

Course Fees

UK/EU £1,155 per 30 credit unit (plus residency fees). MSc = 180 credits.


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