Designed to deepen your understanding of the diversity of plants and their conservation
Taught by staff from academia and industry
Emphasises hands-on experience with plants, so theoretical understanding is matched by practical skills including plant identification
Excellent record of graduates going on to higher (research) degrees or employment in the sector
What will you study?
Diversity and identification of plants
Vegetation survey and assessment
Global biodiversity and conservation
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
What career can you have?
All our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, whether that is the ability to identify plants, carry out environmental assessments or use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques. As a University of Reading MSc graduate, you will be well equipped to work in the field or the lab, and in the private or public sector. Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in research either in industry or in universities.
Typical roles of graduates from our ecology and wildlife-based MSc programmes include conservation officers, project managers, field ecologists and environmental consultants. Graduates from our biomedical MSc programme typically go on to pursue PhD studies or work in the pharmaceutical industry.