Masters of Science in Environmental Studies

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Environmental Studies

A Master of Science focuses on subject areas in the fields of science and engineering. Job seekers who want to enter these competitive areas often do well to specialize their skills in a specific area and to rack up valuable real-world research and hands-on experience, which is exactly what a master’s degree allows them to do. It’s a great way for workers to learn new skills and advance in their existing careers, or for students to continue their education past the undergraduate level and make themselves more attractive in a competitive job market.

 

Those wondering what is an MSc in Environmental Studies should begin by understanding the many challenges facing the natural environment today. An environmental studies program teaches students how to use natural resources prudently and create natural structures that contribute to the betterment of society and the environment. Students can specialize in the practical or the design side of environmental studies, both of which teach them skills that are useful in a variety of industries.

 

The total cost of getting an MSc in Environmental Science varies between institutions. Master’s programs are usually two to three years long, so students should calculate costs on a semester basis.

 

Graduates with an MSc in Environmental Science can work in the public or private sector. Municipal departments often have an environmental scientist in a consulting position to ensure that new public works projects are as environmentally friendly as possible. In addition, private companies also often have an environmental scientist as a consultant or overseer when they plan large construction projects or design and launch a new product that consumes a lot of resources. Environmental scientists have their choice of these careers.

 

Students who are already employed or who have a busy schedule can benefit from studying online. Online programs allow them to choose when they do coursework and avoid long commutes to classes. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master in Energy Systems Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master in Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco is designed for people who seek the skills and knowledge to work in the dramatically changing world of electrical generation, distribution, conservation, and use with a focus on renewable energy. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. The Master in Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco is designed for people who seek the skills and knowledge to work in the dramatically changing world of electrical generation, distribution, conservation, and use with a focus on renewable energy. The program equips students with knowledge in three broad areas where electrical energy systems reside: policies and regulations, economics and finance, and technology. The program covers the societal aspects of technology development and adoption – including the economic, policy, and behavioral components of energy use – and provides an overview of the technical aspects of energy production and use. Entry Requirements Minimum TOEFL score is 90 GRE or GMAT required [-]

MSc Sustainable Construction

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The aim of the programme is to provide Master’s level education for graduates to develop technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in Civil Engineering construction with a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development in light of reliability, environmentally-friendly and cost-effectiveness initiatives. [+]

Overview The rapidly developing world and evolution of urban development have caused a massive surge in environmental pollution, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Civil engineers should take a leadership role to promote sustainable development by providing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges associated with sustainability in civil engineering practices. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. It has a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies. This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time, 36-month basis for potential students currently working in industry. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Accreditation This degree is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. Modules • Sustainable... [-]

M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Aachen

Water management systems are fundamental to society, through the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of waste water, the flood and costal protection and through the social and ecological roles of water management. Significant resources are invested to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements as defined by increasing social and environmental requirements, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. This M.Sc. programme provides the educational base and professional foundation for this, educates graduates that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem solving. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. +++ New Programme +++ Expected Start in the Winter Semester 2017/18 +++ https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/msc-degree-programmes/management-and-engineering-in-water An expert in water resource is someone who... Develops sustainable coast and river protection systems most cost-efficiently Unifies the ecological and economical approaches to natural water resources Develops sustainable waste water treatment systems and provide high-level drinking water Consults municipal water companies in developing investment strategies to improve the water management systems Combines the technical demands of an urban water supply with the preservation of ecological systems Consults the government in water conservation strategies and sustainable water cycle management ... to make a difference. Is this you? Obtaining, distributing and managing the vulnerable resource water will play an even bigger role in the future than it does today. Reconciling ecology and economy in the water management is a challenging task where management skills and water engineering know-how is indispensable. Therefore it is important that the complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements defined by increasingly social and environmental demands, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. The programme Master of Science in Management and Engineering of Water Resources combines the wide range of applied science, engineering and management disciplines represented in water management. The main objective of the course is to offer further expertise in the water management sector by providing a balance... [-]

MSc Innovation Sciences

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In this Master’s programme in Innovation Sciences you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of these companies within the wider innovation system. [+]

ANALYSE THE JOURNEY FROM KNOWLEDGE TO INNOVATION Creating a culture of innovation is one of society’s greatest challenges. Innovation creates new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and can help tackle serious societal problems such as climate change or pandemics. In this Master’s programme in Innovation Sciences you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of these companies within the wider innovation system. Areas of study This two-year Master’s programme focuses on the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovation. After completing this programme, you will be able to link new technologies to human and economic wants and needs, as well as to the grand societal challenges. Especially around energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. What does innovation mean for economic growth, welfare, health care, climate change, energy security, mobility and sustainability? Who are we looking for? Utrecht University offers you a challenging setting in which to make a significant contribution to tomorrow's society. This programme will be of particular interest to students with a background in technology, health, life sciences, natural sciences or industrial engineering that wish to extend their technical background with knowledge about innovation management and social processes. Moreover, the programme is also of interest to talented students with a background in the social sciences (for example: economics, economics geography, entrepreneurship or business) that have demonstrated an affiliation with science and technology. As an Innovation Sciences student you may want... [-]

International Master DAMAGE : Disaster Management Environmental Impact

École des Mines d'Alès
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 France Alès Nîmes Pau + 2 more

The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises. It also incorporates the emergency humanitarian concept that is organized in crisis situations, usually conflicts or natural disasters. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. The Master Damage is co managed by Ecole des Mines d'Ales and Université de Nîmes : Ecole des Mines d'Ales (part of Institut Mines-Télécom) is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering, materials and environment The institution is under the authority of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication. Always attentive to the economic world, it combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on 4 key transformations of the 21st century in information Technologies, Energy, Ecology and Production. Its activities are conducted in ten Mines and Télécom graduate schools. The schools of Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level. Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools. University of Nîmes, has a professional vocation. With the adoption of its statutes and rules of procedure, Unimes instances (university councils, guidance, commissions Research, Education ...)manages three departments of training - Science & Arts; Psychology, Literature, Languages ​​and History; Law, Economics and Management COURSE AIMS The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on... [-]

MSc in Agro-Environmental Management

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimising production goals as well as environmental targets. [+]

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimising production goals as well as environmental targets. They seek to develop sustainable pathways for every level of food production, to use new technologies to comply with increased regulation, and to eliminate waste from the entire production cycle. This approach is not about maximising production – it’s about balancing production with environmental concerns. Courses provide a strong theoretical background in subjects such as the management of border systems and the workings of the nutrient cycle. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in their thesis project. AN IDEAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Denmark, a country that produces three times as much food as it consumes, is an ideal location for studying agricultural systems. Its agricultural history and long-standing strict environmental regulations mean that students have many practical examples and a large existing body of research to draw from. Aarhus University is alone in offering this specific degree. The programme looks at topics such as nutrient cycling and environmental management; environmental effects of various types of production; xenobiotics; use of natural resources; geographic information systems; environmental legislation and regulation; nature restoration; and climate change. These topics are of global relevance. Combined with the considerable Danish expertise and experience in this area, this means that the degree programme attracts students from all... [-]

MSc Environmental Policy

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. MSc Environmental Policy Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. The programme takes an international perspective on environmental issues and explores the increasingly complex environmental challenges that societies and governments face across the globe, addressing contemporary environmental debates such as Climate Change, Water Policy, Energy Security and Sustainability, and Urban Resilience. During the one year degree you will have the opportunity to study both core and specialised modules in environmental policy. Teaching is focused on areas and skills within environmental policy-making, such as: Environmental Economics Climate Policy Energy Transitions Urban Risk and Resilience GIS Policy Design and Analysis European Environmental Policy and Politics Research Methods Training. You also have the opportunity to choose specialist option modules from a broad, interdisciplinary range. Students also undertake an integrated group project (Professional Tools for Sustainable Development) to provide practice-based insights into environmental policy-making. Finally, you will have the opportunity to further enhance your specialist interests during the completion of a thesis in the third semester. The MSc in Environmental Policy is designed to provide you with key knowledge, skills and professional tools to work in environment-related careers. These employment areas include: Policymaking and Public Sector Policy and Environmental Consultancy Management (e.g. corporate environmental responsibility) Media and Communications... [-]

Water Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Our strong industry links make our courses particularly suited for those looking to work in the water industry, government or environmental and engineering consultancy, and in a wide range of roles including water quality, water resources, aquatic habitat and wildlife, flood defence, and policy. [+]

Water Degrees MSc in Community Water and Sanitation Over one billion people in the developing world remain without access to drinking water, and more than double this number are still lacking access to basic sanitation. Study the planning, implementation and management of water supply and sanitation projects worldwide. Who is it for? This course is ideal for graduates who wish to progress their career in the planning, implementation and management of sustainable water supply and sanitation projects to low income countries. The course comprises of assessed modules, group projects and an individual project. The modules include lectures and tutorials with an emphasis on analysis of real problems, with practical field work to reinforce learning. MSc in Environmental Water Management Around the world, the quality and quantity of water in streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and underground is significantly affected by human activity. At Cranfield University, we capitalise on our industry connections to provide students with the up-to-date skills and knowledge needed to tackle these challenges in a career in today’s environmental water management sector. Study an Environment MSc at Cranfield. Who is it for? The course is ideal for graduates wishing to develop the expertise needed to solve environmental water management problems. It is designed to complement and expand your existing knowledge of science, policy and practice, making it suitable for students from a range of backgrounds. Recent students have joined us from undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering (civil, hydraulic, agricultural), physical geography, chemistry and environmental sciences, as well as... [-]

MSc Environmental Management

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability lies at the core of this masters programme, which draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. MSc Environmental Management The Environmental Management MSc offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. It aims to significantly enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in both a national and international context, and from the perspectives of the natural, physical and social sciences. The course is delivered by internationally renowned experts in the fields of flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars who contribute to the programme. A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small group setting, and you will have opportunities for field work at our Malaysia or China campuses. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 Course details You are required to complete 80 credits of core taught modules and 40 credits of optional taught modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation worth 60 credits. Modules Core Dissertation: Environmental Management Foundations of Environmental Management Environment, Space and Society Geographical Research Methods Optional Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Project Management and Environmental Legislation Alternatively, you can choose from other modules from the School of Geography, or in other schools... [-]

MSc Environmental Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This is a broad based and flexible course that will prepare you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit. [+]

Key features Provides a sound understanding of environmental issues and practices for consultancy or industry Potential for environmental science, biodiversity and/or business management focus Flexible modular content allows course to be tailored to professionals from any industry not just environmental professionals Opportunities to undertake research projects with industry partners Industry-sponsored prize for 'Environmental Manager of the Year' Core teaching staff with industry experience. Why study Environmental Management? This is a broad based and flexible course that will prepare you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit. Alternatively the course or modules within it can provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for professionals wanting to refresh or expand their skills in environmental management. This can be done by taking the whole course or individual modules as stand-alone CPD items. Unusually, and possible uniquely, for an Environmental Management Masters, students will be able to include business management modules in their options. In addition, through choosing particular modules and assessment options, the course can be tailored to suit a range of specialist interests and careers in the environmental and management sectors. For example this course will suit someone wishing to pursue a career in ecological consultancy, or a career in pollution control or environmental hazards and liabilities. Course structure You will study two compulsory 30 credit modules (one in each taught trimester) that will provide a detailed overview of environmental management practices, principles, tools and techniques. These will include topics such as pollution, EMS,... [-]

MSc Psychology: Environmental Psychology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

Which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition? [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. Climate change has been labelled as the greatest threat to our future and that of generations to come (Obama, 2015). In recognition of this threat, almost 200 nations agreed to fight this environmental problem caused by human behaviour. So which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition? Questions like these that are essential for reaching our environmental ambitions are addressed in the Master's programme 'Environmental psychology'. In this unique programme you will acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological skills that enable you to understand the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems. The programme focuses on the relationships between humans and the built and natural environment , and the human dimension of environmental and energy problems . After completing the programme, you will be able to develop theory-based strategies to promote environmental quality. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary settings and apply the acquired knowledge in practice. You will be challenged to critically reflect on scientific knowledge and you will be offered possibilities to join ongoing research projects with other universities, governmental organisations, companies, and industry. http://www.rug.nl/masters/environmental-psychology/ [-]

Master of Science in Environmental Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the complex set of circumstances that impact environmental issues, and how environmental decisions and policies attempt to find a balance between environmental conservation and economic development. [+]

MSc in Environmental Science Habitat loss, global climate change, water and air pollution, ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, and the accumulation of toxic wastes are outcomes of human behaviors that stem from a general belief that the environment is infinitely renewable. It is not. Environmental scientists must understand the complexity of problems that pit environmental limits against economic development, diverse cultures, ethics, values, and social stability. They must use integrated and holistic approaches to find solutions to these problems. Admission requirements Admission to the program will be granted to qualified graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biological sciences, or a related field of study. The admission decision is based upon: submission of transcripts (in English) from all previous completed coursework, a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and in science/math), a statement outlining applicant’s research/project interests, career goals, and suitability to the program, three letters of recommendation, and a completed graduate application. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) is required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. Minimum scores will vary; however, the absolute minimum score required for unconditional acceptance is 6.5. Students are strongly encouraged to contact program faculty before applying to discuss thesis topics and research projects.  [-]

Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

This one-year Masters degree provides a highly-regarded course of studies to equip you for such a career. Not only does it provide an opportunity to gain an MSc in Rural Estate Management, but also a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor, as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) fully accredits this course. Qualification as a chartered surveyor can be gained by completion of this MSc, followed by undertaking two years of professional experience, known as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. The aims of the course are to enable you to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice as a rural property manager and for entry to the relevant professional bodies, such as RICS and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). It is an intensive 12-month study programme with an emphasis on the practical integration and development of the traditional core elements of a land management course. Modules are designed to provide an understanding of the areas of professional involvement and practice that will have to be considered when delivering advice on all manner of decisions relating to rural estate management. The final part of the course will take the form of a research-based dissertation on a topic of your choice. To assist you with your dissertations, there is a series of workshops on research methodology and the preparation of a research dissertation. In addition, a member of staff is assigned to supervise your dissertation and you will also have a personal tutor. The eight core modules run concurrently for the first eight months of the course, with final examinations taking place at the end of May. The dissertation needs to be submitted by the middle of September, which gives you the opportunity to write up your dissertations over the summer. Please note, all of our degree courses begin at the end of September each year (see the term dates on our website). Modules Rural Policy - A review of the policy... [-]

MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Edgbaston + 1 more

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. [+]

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few. The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses. Students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation. In addition, we emphasise the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or equivalent in Economics or a related subject. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics. We can also consider students with a degree in another discipline (preferably within the social sciences) where study included modules on microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. We prefer that you have also studied macroeconomics and econometrics. We accept a... [-]

Course - MSc/PgDip. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Studies. Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity. This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications. The course will be taught through a variety of methods: lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures will also be adopted - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and assessment of dissertations. The approach will be to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course, providing a smooth transition for those entering both directly from undergraduate degrees, and for those entering the course from industry. Students will undertake an individual desk-based study where they work closely with an academic supervisor. They also undertake a three-month research project involving experimental data collection, analysis and interpretation, leading to the submission of a dissertation. A highlight of the course is the residential spring field course based in South Africa, which focuses on ecology and... [-]