This programme currently has a 100% employment rate in the ecology and ecological consultancy sectors
The only UK programme to have over half of its modules overseen by consultants
Designed in partnership with RSK Group consultancy to provide the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants
Focuses on hands-on and field-based training
Offers the opportunity for a six-month placement (with bursary) with an ecological consultant
What will you study?
Vegetation survey and assessment
Invertebrate survey and assessment
Vertebrate survey and assessment
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.