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Biological Recording and Ecological Monitoring MSc

Biological Recording and Ecological Monitoring MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology Environmental Monitoring

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Biological recording is vital for biodiversity conservation. In this period of rapid climate change, the ability to collect, manage and interpret information about our natural world has never been more important. This highly practical masters will give you all the skills you need to make a valuable and rewarding contribution in this specialist area.

Developed in association with the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, this course is largely field-based, as you’d expect with a focus on biological recording and identification skills. You’ll study part-time over a minimum of two (but usually three) years, taking your core theory units at the FSC headquarters in Preston Montford, near Shrewsbury. You’ll add to these with six field-based option units, delivered as weekend courses at FSC centres around the UK.

It’s a highly vocational course that offers an ideal way to sharpen up the field skills you’ll need to take your career in the direction you want. With advanced knowledge of the ‘why’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of collecting and maintaining biological records of the areas that interest you most, you’ll leave us equipped with the expertise to pursue a rewarding future in a specialist field.

CAREER PROSPECTS

With the high-quality field and record interpretation skills you’ll develop on this course, you’ll
be ready to apply for specialist roles in ecology and biological recording. Our former graduates
have an excellent record of recruitment and promotion in these fields.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Natural Sciences and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Students will gain an understanding of the methods for managing data in biological recording and its context and use within the wider environmental and conservation sectors. Through theoretical and practical applications, students will learn best practise in data creation, compilation, organisation and dissemination of records as they apply to a variety of taxonomical groups.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). Additional Cost may be applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £2834 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). Additional Cost may be applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour or environmental science. We might also consider your application if you have several years’ professional or voluntary experience in a related field.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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