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Land Reclamation and Restoration MSc

Land Reclamation and Restoration MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Land Management / Development

Course type


Course Summary

Land is a vital resource and the deterioration or loss of the productive capacity of soils is a major global challenge for the 21st century. This course has been designed to meet the increasing demands to manage and restore degraded land as close as possible to its original status. Accredited by IAgrE and the Landscape Institute this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land and fully restored ecosystems. Cranfield offers a unique, post-graduate-only environment, with a teaching team with extensive experience of solving real-world environmental challenges.

Who is it for?

The Land Reclamation and Restoration MSc is suitable for ecology, science, geography and engineering graduates, or professionals from either a science or technical background.

The course will provide you with the skills to assess, plan and implement strategies needed to restore, reclaim and remediate degraded land in order to support ecosystems functions and services.

It is designed to respond to industry demands for highly-trained engineers and science professionals able to implement appropriate, innovative and sustainable soil and land management strategies. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems with practical fieldwork to reinforce learning. This provides the tools required for the group and individual projects.

Your career

On completion of this course, you will have career opportunities in consultancy, research, education, public and private sector industry.

Successful graduates have been able to pursue or enhance careers in a variety of key areas such as:
Consultant Engineers, Conservationist, Environmental and Design Planners/Consultants, Land and Sustainability Managers and Advisors and Academic Researchers.

Employers include statutory agencies and ministries, conservation trusts, environmental companies, international development organisations, land, and natural resource management businesses, large agri-food companies, local authorities, non-government organisations (NGOs), and research organisations.


The MSc of this course is accredited by Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) and Landscape Institute.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This project provides an opportunity to concentrate on a particular aspect of land reclamation and restoration. It also allows you to demonstrate your ability to research independently, to think and work in an original way, to contribute to knowledge, and to overcome genuine problems in this specialist area of land management. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline such as engineering, agriculture, environmental science or physical geography, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with the main campus situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, and how these work together to benefit the world. 81% of their research is recognised as "world leading" and "internationally excellent" by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has also been...more