Land Reclamation and Restoration MSc

Course Location Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
Cost £10,250
Type of course in situ
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Course provider Cranfield University
Available dates for this course
From   19/10/2020   Until   20/09/2021

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. Cranfield graduates are will gain career opportunities in consultancy, research, education, the public and private sector.


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.


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.

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





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