2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY5130M Biodiversity and Conservation Internships
15 creditsClass Size: 15
Module manager: Dr Rupert Quinnell
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students will be able to apply the principles taught in the core masters programme to biodiversity and/or conservation related practice.
They will have gained significant experience in approaches used in the workplace and will have an opportunity to build on these experiences in written and verbal presentations.
The module will allow masters students to participate in a 'sandwich' year scheme, providing a twelve month period of work experience in the middle of their Master's programme.
Internship placements (normally either one 12 month placement or two 6 month placements) will be chosen from a list of approved options, relevant to the degree scheme ( with eg conservation organisations, statutory agencies, consultancies, research centres, or nature reserves).
Students will choose a sandwich supervisor, and will meet with him/her before beginning the placement, periodically over the year and upon their return. They will keep a log of their experiences and of the application of ideas and methods learned in their coursework to the practical problems faced in the workplace.
Upon their return to campus you will give a short seminar on workplace experience and will submit a written report summarising their experiences. Both elements need to be to a satisfactory standard to pass the module. Satisfactory references from each host organisation need to be submitted.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular contacts between the student and local supervisors are expected.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|Seminar - PASS/FAIL
|Log book - reference from each host organisation - PASS/FAIL
|Essay - PASS/FAIL
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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