Cranfield University Land Reclamation

By | 16th May 2017

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Cranfield University Land Reclamation

Designed to meet the increasing demands to manage and restore degraded land as close as possible to its original status, this course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land and fully restored ecosystems.

Accredited by the Institute of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) and the Landscape Institute, this course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land and fully restored ecosystems. It provides the skills to assess, plan and implement strategies needed to restore, reclaim and remediate damaged land in the public and corporate sectors. Visits to relevant land reclamation and ecological restoration sites form a major part of the programme.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

QualificationStudy modeStart monthFeeCourse duration
MScFull-timeOctober 20171 years
MScPart-timeOctober 20172 years
PgCertFull-timeOctober 20171 years
PgCertPart-timeOctober 20172 years
PgDipFull-timeOctober 20171 years
PgDipPart-timeOctober 20172 years

Campus details

Campus nameTownPostcodeRegionMain campusCampusPartner
Cranfield CampusMilton KeynesMK43 0ALSouth East

At a glance

  • Start dateFull-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year
  • DurationOne year full-time, two-three years part-time
  • DeliveryMSc taught modules (6 core and 2 electives) & 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual thesis 40%.
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typeFull-time / Part-time

Who is it for?

Land reclamation and restoration MSc is suitable for ecology, science, geography and engineering graduates, or professionals from either a science or technical background.

The course comprises eight taught modules, an integrated group project, and an individual thesis project. It provides the skills to assess, plan and implement strategies needed to restore, reclaim and remediate degraded land in order to support ecosystems functions and services.

The course is designed to respond to the industry demands of highly-trained engineers and science professionals able to implement appropriate, innovative and sustainable soil and land management strategies. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems with practical field work to reinforce learning. This provides the tools required for the group and individual projects.

Why this course?

The postgraduate level Land Reclamation and Restoration course integrates 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.

  • Hands-on practices and visits to relevant land reclamation and ecological restoration sites form a major part of the programme.
  • Close relations to industry, providing practical experience through group and individual projects in collaboration with relevant organisations.
  • Outstanding learning environment with an access to market leading geospatial technologies and state of the art soil and plant research laboratories associated with Agri-Tech Innovation Centres.
  • In depth understanding of principles that influence soil reclamation and restoration in an ecosystem context.
  • The part-time option will allow practitioners to enhance their professional development within their current employment.

Graduates from this programme are highly sought after by government agencies, businesses, consultancies, and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline such as engineering, agriculture, environmental science or physical geography, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic – 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL – 92
  • Pearson PTE Academic – 65
  • Cambridge English Scale – 180
  • Cambridge English: Advanced – C
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency – C

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