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  MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation

University of East Anglia    School of Biological Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation programme at UEA. Delve into the realm of conservation ecology under the guidance of world-leading experts from the Schools of Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences. The course's flexible structure equips you with essential skills for diverse careers in conservation and applied ecology. Immerse yourself in core modules covering ecological survey methods, global conservation, and statistics, complemented by a variety of optional modules including GIS, conservation genetics, and statistical modelling. The highlight of the programme is a five-month research project addressing pressing biodiversity issues, often in collaboration with prestigious conservation organisations. Gain invaluable hands-on experience exploring biodiverse habitats and establishing connections with potential employers. With entry requirements including a 2.1 Bachelor's degree in a biology-related subject and additional conservation experience, this programme sets you on the path to becoming a skilled conservation ecologist ready to make a tangible impact globally.

About the course

Specialise in conservation ecology on our established MSc course, which provides you with tuition from world-leading experts from across our Schools of Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences and external organisations.

You’ll benefit from our strong academic expertise in Ecology and Conservation, based around UEA’s Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (CEEC) – one of the largest groups of its kind in Europe with strong links to major conservation organisations and institutions such as the RSPB, CEFAS and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). 

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors degree 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject
Biology-related subject plus evidence of additional conservation experience. Geography and Environmental Management degrees are also acceptable if containing strong ecological component.

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You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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