University of Reading

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.

Entry requirements

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)].

Course modules

* Vegetation survey and assessment * Invertebrate survey and assessment * Vertebrate survey and management * Professional skills * Field trips

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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
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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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