University of Reading: Species Identification and Survey Skills
|Institution||University of Reading|
|Department||School of Biological Sciences|
|Telephone||0118 378 5289|
**Learn the skills needed for a career in ecology, conservation and consultancy.**
The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading has teamed up with RSK to deliver a course that precisely provides the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants. The content of the course has been designed to give you exactly the skills needed by ecological consultants: this is a course geared towards making you stand out in the field.
Most of the 110 taught credits consist of hands-on and field-based training overseen by working consultants. 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.
* 100% employment rate in the ecology and ecological consultancy sectors
* The only UK programme to have over half of its credits overseen by consultants
* Designed in partnership with RSK Group to provide the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants
* Focuses on hands-on and field-based training with no written examinations
* Six-month placement opportunity (with bursary) with an ecological consultant
-Vegetation Survey and Assessment
-Invertebrate Survey and Assessment
-Vertebrate Survey and Management
-Research & Professional Skills
**Working with industry**
Consultants actively engaging with the MSc programme include: RSK, Ecosa, EPR, ECUS, AECOM, Jacobs, Southern Ecological Solutions and Froglife. RSK in particular deliver a significant proportion of the taught component of the programme for those students targeting the ecological consultancy route. The MSc course is also supported by a variety of other organizations including Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Hawk Conservancy Trust.
A bursary for the six month work experiance module is provided by the employer. All engaged consultancies offer financial remuneration in the form of a bursary, a zero-hour contract, or a pro-rata contract. Please contatact us for examples of the remuneration offered.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
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.
* Vegetation survey and assessment
* Invertebrate survey and assessment
* Vertebrate survey and management
* Professional skills
* Field trips
|Location||University of Reading|
PO Box 217
|EU||9210 GBP for Whole course|
|England||9210 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||9210 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||9210 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||9210 GBP for Whole course|
|Channel Islands||9210 GBP for Whole course|
|International||19820 GBP for Whole course|
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