University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme is structured around three compulsory conservation courses that integrate theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary conservation and environmental management, and three compulsory courses covering the principles and implementation of GIS. Additionally students take a compulsory Professional Practice for GI course, and one optional course. The programme culminates in a third term with the dissertation, an individual piece of research focused on the application of GIS techniques to a specific landscape ecology problem. The programme is available part'time and is timetabled in such a way as to also allow for day'release part'time learning. The aims of the programme are: To provide landscape ecology practitioners and conservation managers with an appreciation of the merits and limitations of the spatial data that are potentially available to them. To provide an understanding of how these data can potentially be processed and managed within a GI System; encompassing data collection strategies, errors, uncertainties, GIS modelling, and GIS decision'support systems. To provide the knowledge and skills to confidently operate and manage a GI system for landscape ecology & environmental conservation data sets.

Course Modules

Modules include: Techniques in applied ecology 1; principles and practice of environmental conservation; introduction to GIS; professional practice for GI; techniques in applied ecology 2; advanced spatial modelling; applied GIS and remote sensing; landscape ecology with GIS individual research project. Also, one option from: environmental impact assessment; ecology and conservation of estuaries and coastal zones; open course.

Course Additional Entry

A first degree or a postgraduate diploma in an ecological, scientific, geographical or environmental management discipline, or relevant personal or professional experience; Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,350  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees