New Cranfield course accreditation
Accreditation was granted in June to three further streams of the MSc Land Management at the university: Ecological Conservation, Natural Resource Management and Soil Management. The land reclamation and restoration stream of the MSc was granted accreditation in 2005.
Confirmation of accreditation follows a visit by an LI accreditation panel in April. “The panel was very impressed with the programmes it viewed”, said panel chair Steve Plumb CMLI.
“It was evident to us that the Land Management programme overall is well designed, impressively resourced, broad and challenging. It was also clear that students feel well supported by staff, equipped with the key skills they will need as they enter working life, and that they have a sound basis for further development as their experience grows.
Cranfield is a postgraduate-only institution and has the highest staff:student ratio in the UK (and the 11th highest in the world). The MSc Land Management can be taken on a full-time, part-time or modular basis, which makes it as accessible to those in practice looking to develop their skills in a particular area as for those looking for a career change.
“We are delighted with the outcome of the visit,” said Paul Burgess. “The MSc focuses on the application of social, scientific and engineering principles to the landscape and means that the LI is a natural partner: many of our students progress into management and consultancy roles. The formal award of accreditation cements an already very positive relationship.”
Graduates from the new programmes will be eligible to apply for Licentiate membership of the LI.