Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

MSc, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you want to develop a career in Natural Resource Management.

Course Description

This postgraduate degree is a response to one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing today; the sustainable management of our planet's natural resources and environment, to provide sustainable livelihoods for all people into the twenty-first century and beyond.

Taught by a combined team of ecologists, economists and geographers, this course will provide you with multidisciplinary training in the theory and methods of contemporary natural resource management and research, as well as topical issues within this field. By studying for this MSc you will develop a broad understanding of the physical, social and economic aspects of sustainable resource management.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Geography
Contact

+44 (0)116 2523823
geography@le.ac.uk

Department of Geography website

Why Leicester?

You will have the support of an interdisciplinary team who are conducting internationally recognised and leading research across a range of key debates in environmental sustainability and environmental change, resource management, conservation, ecosystem services, modelling and remote sensing.

Our fully equipped labs have facilities for environmental, molecular stable isotope and palaeoecological research, from thin section preparation to hardware modelling using rainfall simulation and flume channels.

Our cartographic unit provides a high quality mapping, design and drawing service, Our map library has over 100,000 accessions including aerial photographs and atlases.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Core modules

  • Induction programme
  • Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Geographical Techniques for Ecosystem Services

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Core module

  • Research Design and Methods in Human Geography
  • Living with Environmental Change

Option modules

  • Either Ecological and Environmental Assessment
  • Or Water Quality Processes and Management

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Dissertation

Dissertation

In the last five months of the course you will undertake a research project, examining in depth a topic of particular relevance to your interests and work. You will identify an appropriate sustainable management issue to investigate; develop a proposal that details your research methods; carry out a literature review; and apply the theory you have learned to produce a critically informed analysis.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and exams. Your dissertation will be assessed separately.

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Entry Requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years appropriate professional experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources MSc 2 years part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
Qualification
MSc
Duration
2 years part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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