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Aquatic Conservation, Ecology and Restoration MSc

Aquatic Conservation, Ecology and Restoration MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine Biology Marine / Coastal Conservation / Protection

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Environmental issues such as eutrophication, habitat degradation and climate change threaten the sustainability of our aquatic resources. Responding to these threats the Aquatic Science MSc equips students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the structure and functioning of aquatic environments, encompassing lakes, ponds, rivers, wetlands, groundwaters, estuaries and shallow seas. Students focus on integrated freshwater and coastal systems and gain extensive training in field sampling, study design and species identification. Distinctive features include: integration of aquatic ecology with hydro-geomorphology, aquatic landscape ecology, analysis of sediment cores for environmental change reconstruction, design of aquatic monitoring programmes and modelling of aquatic system dynamics. Students come away with a sound knowledge of current-day links between aquatic science, legislation and conservation. This programme provides an ideal foundation for PhD research, or for employment with environmental protection and conservation agencies, the water industry and environmental consultancies. This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Environmental Data Acquisition and Analysis - Core
Scientific Basis for Freshwater and Coastal Conservation (Field-based Module in Norfolk, England) - Core
Aquatic Systems - Core
Aquatic Monitoring (Includes Field-trip to Scottish Highlands) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,110

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with relevant professional experience in aquatic science or environmental management will also be considered.

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