School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Ecosystem Services MSc

For prospective students, full information about the MSc in Ecosystem Services can be found here.

I also maintain a FAQ for common queries relating to the MSc. You can find it here.

Compulsory courses

The course overview is given here.

For part time students (over 2 years), it is given here, for students studying the masters over 3 years, it is given here.

Core and recommended courses are listed on that site.

• Course outline for The Ecology of Ecosystem Services 2017/18 [doc]

• Course outline for Analysing the Environment 2017/18 [doc]

• Course outline for Ecosystem Service Values 2017/18 [doc]

• A short guide to the optional courses 17/18 [doc]

Induction week

Induction week timetable

Sign up to meet with me

Sign up to meet with Dr Casey Ryan (Deputy Programme Director)

• For our first meeting, make sure you have read the guide to optional courses [doc]

• You can see all the postgraduate courses in GeoSciences on the DRPS here. Note that you can also take some credits from level 10 (honours undergraduate) and also some courses outside the School. Note that courses in italics are not running.

• This brainstorming exercise might help you to order your thoughts on which optional course to do and why [doc]

• Forms, rules, regulations, interesting links and all kinds of fun other things are in the Programme Handbook .

Graduate employability

• NERC conducted a review of the skills needed in the UK environmental sector (last update 2012):

What do employers want from graduates? [doc]

Talent Fishing: What Businesses Want from Postgraduates. A CIHE Report for Department of Business Innovation and Skills. [pdf]

Making the most of postgrad education [pdf]