University of Reading
Species Identification and Survey Skills
The objective of this course is to prime you for employment as an ecological consultant. To achieve this, the School of Biological Sciences has teamed up with RSK to deliver a course that precisely provides the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants. Most of the 110 taught credits consist of hands-on and field-based training. In addition to the taught component, you will have the opportunity to embark on a six-month work placement with an ecological consultant. A bursary for this period is provided by the employer. A total of 110 of the 180 credits of the course are overseen by the consultants and, consequently, this course is unique in the UK. As a result of this synergy, the current course employment rate in the ecology and ecological consultancy sectors is 100%. **Careers** A wide variety of different positions in the ecology and ecological consultancy sector. The course has a 100% employment rate with about 35% of students gaining a full-time contract with a consultant before the end of the MSc programme.
MSc: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1) or above (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in an appropriate subject, but each application will be considered individually. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)].
* Vegetation survey and assessment * Invertebrate survey and assessment * Vertebrate survey and management * Professional skills * Field trips
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||9,210 per Whole course (Scotland)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||9,210 per Whole course (Northern Ireland)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||9,210 per Whole course (EU)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||9,210 per Whole course (Wales)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||19,820 per Whole course (International)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||9,210 per Whole course (Channel Islands)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||9,210 per Whole course (England)||12 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Reading||RG6 6UR||South East|
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