Edge Hill University’s MSc Conservation Management course has received valuable accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

CIEEM are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad, and this accreditation is a mark of assurance that Edge Hill’s MSc Conservation Management course offers students the knowledge and practical skills most valued by employers.

“The MSc provides an excellent base for ecologists involved in Conservation Management and has been developed within the input of conservation professionals. We were impressed by the commitment of the staff and the views of the students on this MSc programme,” commented the assessors.

“The Library and lab facilities were of very high standard. The course shows an excellent commitment to field and lab work with a high percentage of its contact hours devoted to field and lab work.  The course takes advantage of its location to look at a range of environmental and provides an excellent foundation to those wishing to develop their careers as professional environmentalists.”

Thanks to this accreditation, students on the MSc Conservation Management course will be entitled to free student membership with the CIEEM which will enable them to receive up to date information on changes to environmental policy, local events and conferences and networking and professional development opportunities.

Professor Paul Ashton, Head of Biology, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement and will ensure that the skill and expertise of course graduates will be immediately recognised by potential employers.”

Find out more information about Edge Hill’s MSc Conservation Management course.