Invertebrate Ecology and Conservation
This course covers freshwater and terrestrial invertebrates, but excludes marine invertebrates; the course has been designed to foster freshwater and terrestrial invertebrate conservation and provide the knowledge and skills base for a range of careers in conservation and consultancy; the course is designed for recent graduates in biological or environmental sciences who are keen on invertebrates and who hope to move into conservation-related careers, and for people currently working in conservation, consultancy, and land management who want to upgrade their professional qualifications; MSc students must complete all core modules (180 credits), a research project and chose a further 1 from options, whilst postgraduate diploma students take just the 8 core modules (120 credits) and postgraduate certificate students take 4 of the core modules (60 credits).
2.2 degree in a biological, environmental or geographical subject and/or accredited professional qualification or vocational experience in relevant areas.
Core modules: Invertebrate conservation management; invertebrate taxonomy with fieldcourse; managing freshwater habitats; managing terrestrial habitats; gis for ecology and conservation; professional practice for ecologists; 1 optional module: work experience for ecologists; research placement for ecologists; greening the grey: biodiversity, buildings and sealed surfaces; negotiated learning module.
Most assessments are written assignments/reports but some work is assessed through presentations. There are some in-class tests which may include identification skills and some essay-type questions, but no formal examinations. Written work may include writing a management plan, a research paper, an article for a journal, etc.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||15 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)||Stoke on Trent||ST4 2DF||West Midlands|