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Application deadlines and interviews
Applications are welcome at any time.
Interviews held between May and September.
Environmental Management (Countryside and Protected Area Management) (MSc) (Part-time)
This MSc degree consists of 2 core modules (30 credits each) taught in alternate years and 2 core residential schools (15 credits each) held in April each year.
You must also select 2 option modules (15 credits each) from the list of options below.
The MSc is completed by a 60-credit dissertation, making 180 credits in total.
Core residential schools
MSc Environmental Management (Countryside and Protected Area Management) Dissertation
Exploration of topics includes lectures and workshops led by invited speakers (e.g. from relevant government agencies, such as Natural England, NGOs (e.g. RSPB), consultants and academics) as well as a significant component of individual reading and research.
Good degree or equivalent in any area, or equivalent qualification with professional experience.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
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Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue a career in conservation, education, tourism, and planning. Possible professions include countryside management, environmental education, or tourism. This degree may also be useful in a variety of roles within conservation and policy-making, as well as in becoming an environmental consultant, planning and development surveyor, or nature conservation officer.
Find out more about these professions.
Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.
We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, seminars, group and practical work, independent study supported by personal tutorials.
Coursework relating to the core course and specialist modules; a 2-paper written examination; a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Each element contributes roughly one-third to the assessment.