The Land Management MSc brings together new scientific understanding of environmental processes with relevant engineering and management skills. These skills are then used to develop new integrated land management solutions at relevant scales including field, city, catchment, national and global.
A significant aspect of the course is the holistic approach, ensuring land is managed to deliver a full range of ecosystem services, including agriculture , forestry, biodiversity conservation, environmental protection, water management and heritage conservation, with due regard to social and economic consequences.
Graduates from this programme are highly sought-after by government agencies, businesses, consultancies, and non-government organisations.
Students select one of the following specialised options:
- Ecological Conservation
- Land Reclamation and Restoration
- Natural Resource Management
- Soil Management .
Each option provides direct training in a range of skills, such as geographical information management, project management, environmental impact assessment and critical analysis, which can aid the planning and implementation of land management projects.The course comprises eight assessed modules, an integrated group project, and an individual thesis project.
Each option is accredited by the Landscape Institute. The Soil Management and Land Reclamation and Restoration options are also accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE).
Students also benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing laboratories, land resource planning laboratory, and soil and water laboratories.
Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight taught modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete five taught modules, a project and a personal development portfolio.