Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Environmental Conservation, PGDip/MSc

This programme is for individuals working in environmental conservation and for graduates who want a career in conservation and environmental management.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Study the first MSc in the UK to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
  • Take advantage of strong links to industry and employment opportunities.
  • Our graduates fast track the first step on professional career ladder.

Department

Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Science

Location

Attendance

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by and maintains strong links with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

This programme is for individuals already working in environmental conservation who seek to broaden or update their knowledge, and for graduates who wish to become professionally involved in conservation and environmental management.

Professional and conservation organisations have advised on the content of this degree, ensuring strong links between the programme and the needs of the conservation industry.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by and maintains strong links with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). the programme has received two awards for 'Best Practice' from the CIEEM.

Degree structure

The programme is structured around six compulsory courses that integrate theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary conservation and environmental management. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of modern-day conservation and environmental management, and gain a practical understanding of ecological techniques and strategies.

Acquire the skills to critically apply environmental management techniques and methods to practical situations and to understand decision making processes and the underlying criteria and values. In addition, you will gain specific knowledge and skills through their chosen optional courses.

Research project

During June to September students undertake a research project in a specialist area of their choice, often in collaboration with an external organisation. There is a high component of practical work including field trips.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • Provide a broad-based understanding of the current issues facing practitioners
  • Equip graduates to develop a career in the environmental sector
  • Enable students to develop a portfolio of skills and specialist knowledge of a particular area during the research project.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

An appropriate first degree, normally at 2.1 or above, in an ecological, scientific or environmental management discipline.

OR relevant personal/professional experience.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

* Applicants from other backgrounds are considered but should contact the programme leader via science-queries@gre.ac.uk.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through assessments, coursework and examinations that are practically focused using real-world examples and case studies. Portfolios demonstrating competencies are an important component and provide a tangible record to show potential employers.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers with conservation organisations in the UK and overseas, including central and local government, environmental consultancies, non-governmental organisations, business, the media and environmental education.

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