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"I have always been interested in conservation and have spent much of my time volunteering at local nature trusts for habitat restoration, maintenance, and surveying projects. Finding this course seemed like the perfect option as I was unsure what to do after my undergraduate degree in Zoology. After reading about the course, I saw it covered content I was unfamiliar with, while also building on the basis of my undergraduate knowledge, making it the perfect option for me."
"Previously to my master’s degree I completed my undergraduate degree in Zoology. After completing my undergraduate, I found out about this master’s course at Nottingham Trent and knew this was the best path forwards for my career in conservation of the natural world."
"Module leaders are highly knowledgeable in their field and great at answering any related question during or after classes. They often had great stories that link into course content, based on their career experiences, that added to the value of the taught content. All the tutors were great with support, especially during the past two terms where a lot of content was delivered online, answering queries I had or offering me solutions."
"Life as a postgraduate was great at Brackenhurst and it was a great place to be for the year. The campus itself has the library and classes on site, which are great for getting assignments completed. Also being in the countryside is a great break from university work, especially only being a short walk from Southwell. Location is perfect for those who prefer a more rural lifestyle, with the chance to meet other like-minded people on other animal and rural science degrees."
"If you are unsure what field to move into after your degree or want to further your knowledge of endangered species recovery, this course offers so much in terms of content and ideas for future careers in the field of conservation. The taught content and knowledge of the tutors is second to none and helped me to get a career before the end of the degree. I chose the taught degree as there were modules not taught to me on my undergraduate and wanted to learn more about the fields covered."
"Toward the end of the degree, I managed to secure a position as an Aquatic Ecologist, specifically in freshwater habitats. Having the opportunity to collect my own data for my research project and practice surveying skills on the course was of benefit to getting the job as these skills are regarded highly to new employers. Report and scientific writing are other beneficial skills obtained or furthered on the course and is beneficial to most careers afterwards."
"For my research project, I was assessing reptile habitat suitability throughout Nottinghamshire and my work directly contributed to projects run by the Species Recovery Unit of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, while also working alongside other conservation charities. This work was invaluable for my future career and a highlight of the course."