Bangor University

Bangor University

Wetland Science and Conservation

This course gives students a thorough understanding of all aspects of wetland science and ecology; students also gain experience and knowledge on the complex conservation, restoration and management issues associated with wetlands; field and laboratory work covers the latest techniques in environmental analysis needed for contemporary wetland monitoring and experimentation; students learn a variety of instrumental analysis techniques suitable for ecologists interested in environmental analysis and those studying a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, not just wetlands; the theory, practical use and basic maintenance of the instruments are covered, along with sample collection and analysis.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant biological sciences subject required; students aged 25 or older with sufficient relevant work/academic experience; English language criteria: students must provide documented verification of IELTS (or equivalent qualification) level 6.0 or greater English language ability or be assessed at ELCOS to posses a level of English language ability equivalent too or greater than IELTS 6.0. (with no element below 5.5).

Course modules

Modules include: wetland ecology; classification of wetland types; properties and functions of wetlands; wetland zoology and botanical adaptations; wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry; carbon sequestration in wetlands; use of wetlands for carbon offsetting; wetland conservation and restoration techniques; use and design of constructed wetlands; wetland plant identification.

Assessment methods

Research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

Key information

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01248 382527