We offer ‘Habitat Restoration and Conservation’ as a pathway in the internationally recognised MSc in Managing the Environment. This MSc provides modern and professional training in Environmental Management in areas including EIA, Environmental Auditing, Law and Professional Skills. Students selecting this pathway opt to acquire additional field surveying and professional skills in Habitat Restoration and Conservation.
The Habitat Restoration and Conservation pathway allows you to specialise in this key area of environmental management. This will involve field based case studies where you will interact with consultants and environmental professional followed by a dissertation in this specialist area of environmental management. The pathway also offers the option of a three month placement in Swedish Lapland, in collaboration with Umea University (for location see http://www.polar.se/en/abisko
This MSc programme combines vocational and professional training in Habitat Restoration and Conservation including state-of–the-art technological advances. It delivers an innovative, fully integrated programme, at the cutting edge of the subject. You will acquire the practical skills, field experience and knowledge necessary for a career in this area. This is a skills-based course taught over one calendar year comprising both core and pathway-specific modules. By joining our Masters scheme you will become a member of a dynamic team, working together towards a sustainable future.
Examples of dissertation topics undertaken by past students:
* Surveying British gardens for wild seed stocks
* Assessing carbon losses and gains by Arctic ecosystems
* Understanding the population ecology of the mountain beetle
* Using earthworms to restore habitats
What our students say about the course and location:
"This was a very professional course"
"It is a very adaptable course and for me has secured interviews for good positions"
"“I think doing the MSc was a fantastic way to gain a good grounding in a range of environmental matters."
"I was given the chance to work with great people and on great projects"
"Aberystwyth itself is a great town. It’s full of friendly people, things to do and an absolutely amazing coastline."
Course keywords: Ecology, Animal, Plant. Community, Ecosystem, Habitat, Conservation
Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physical Geography or closely related discipline. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study...case-by-case.