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Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

Part-time/Distance: 2/3 years NEW OPTION

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This course has been discontinued

The course is composed of 6 taught modules and a research project. Full time students undertake 3 modules in trimester 1 (Oct – Jan) and another 3 in trimester 2 (Feb – May) followed by the project over trimester 3 (June – Sept). The part-time mode seeks to reduce the work load with 1-2 module per trimester over 2/3 years and an extended period for the project.

All teaching material is available via a virtual learning environment; all you need is an internet connection. You are not required to come to Napier for any of the theory material. However, in order to gain the important practical skills associated with this course, there are periods when you are asked to attend field courses of up to 2 weeks. All the students (both full-time and part-time) and staff will get together either in Edinburgh or at a field centre in Scotland or abroad.

There are 6 taught modules, plus a 16 week research project carried out in collaboration with external agencies.

Part-time / Distance route: (e.g. 3-year option)
(click on the name for module information)

Year 1, Trimester 1 -
Scientific Methods,

Year 1, Trimester 2 - one from: Field Course; Environmental Quality Assessment; Biodiversity and Conservation.

Year 2, Trimester 1 - Marine Ecosystems.

Year 2, Trimester 2 - another one from: Field & Laboratory Skills; Environmental Quality Assessment; Biodiversity and Conservation.

Year 3: Trimester 1 - Freshwater Ecosystems and Fisheries .

Year 3: Trimester 2 - Sustainable Catchment Management.

Year 3, Trimester 3 - Research Project (Timing flexible)

See full-time route 

As this is a relatively new course, prospective applicants are advised to view the website of the previous course "Biology of Water Resource Management" to find comments by its graduates.  


NOTE: This course has been discontinued









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