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5054f - Ecological Consultancy MSc

Ecological Consultancy MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Our course gives you knowledge, specialised technical skills and professional awareness.

Find out all you need to know about further study at our Postgraduate open day

Overview

This Ecological Consultancy master's will prepare you for a career as an ecological consultant or in other environmental roles. The course has a professional focus, preparing you for the workplace.

We equip you with key skills required for careers in ecology, including:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing
  • experimental and survey design
  • wildlife surveying
  • wildlife legislation and natural history
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

We provide a link to cutting-edge research that feeds into ecological consultancy, eg:

  • research projects on black grouse and wind farms. Paper in review with the Journal of Applied Ecology
  • noise and bird behaviour

Ecological consultants contribute to the course via informal talks. Practitioners with extensive UK wildlife legislation and wildlife management experience teach on some modules.

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What you'll learn

You'll take compulsory and optional modules. The course involves practical elements in computing including GIS or statistics. You'll also take part in field classes to learn natural history skills or survey skills.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Placement opportunities

Each Ecological Consultancy project runs in conjunction with an industrial client. These tend to be consultancies or NGOs, eg:

  • E3 Ecology
  • BSG Ecology
  • Baker Consultants
  • Denny Ecology
  • Mott MacDonald
  • RSPB
  • Natural England
  • IUCN
  • Northumberland Natural History Society
  • Durham Wildlife Trust

Your future

Graduate employability

Graduates of this course have an excellent track record of gaining employment in the environmental sector. Within one year of graduation 18 of the 19 students from the 2011-12 cohort were employed. Most of these were employed in the environmental sector and the majority with ecological consultancy companies.

Examples of recent graduate destinations include students now working in ecological jobs for:

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has an outstanding range of facilities to support our research and teaching, including:

  • fully equipped laboratories
  • a new field station with state of the art facilities for teaching and research

You'll also have access, by arrangement, to the University's Cockle Park farm. This is managed by the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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  • On-campus open days
  • Virtual open days
  • Webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Academic Secretary
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4848
Email: snes.programme.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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