Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity MSc

University of Edinburgh    School of Biological Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc Full time: 1 year; Part time: 2 years
Biological Sciences (4)

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Are you passionate about the environment and its biodiversity? Our Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity MSc programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle the global change crisis we are facing. Delve into state-of-the-art ecological and evolutionary methods, combined with practical field skills. You'll have the opportunity to tailor your communications for diverse audiences, from scientists to government officials. With a strong emphasis on practice, including fieldwork, statistics, and coding, you'll be prepared to make an impact in research, conservation, consultancy, media, industry, and policy. Join our top-ranked School of Biological Sciences and be part of the Centre for Adapting to Changing Environments.

About the course

We live in a period of exceptional rates of environmental change, including climate change, urban expansion, the spread of invasive species, and ocean acidification. These changes present an unprecedented challenge to biodiversity.

This MSc is designed to equip you to play a key role in developing solutions to this global change crisis. The programme will provide you with opportunities to critically evaluate and apply state of the art quantitative ecological and evolutionary methods, combined with practical field skills, and to tailor communications for a diversity of audiences, from scientists to government.

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