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Masters degrees in Ecology consider the interaction of organisms - such as invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, plants and microbes - within their environment. They also include analysis of these organisms' evolutionary history.
Postgraduate specialisms and related topics in Ecology include Environmental Biology, Behavioural Ecology and Conservation Ecology. Entry requirements normally include a degree in a relevant subject such as Biology or Environmental Science.
Postgraduate study in Ecological Science can be highly diverse. Alongside applied training in microbiology through practical activities like lab testing, bioimaging, and 3D modelling, you will also receive vocational training through fieldtrips or placements, analysing ecosystems using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and other forms of data collection for your research.
With transferrable skills such as these, you would be suitable for a number of career options including wildlife conservation and zoo keeping, and even forestry and rural estates management. You could also branch into research or consultancy positions for universities, government agencies, and charitable organisations.
If you would prefer a career in academia, your Masters experience would make you an excellent candidate for further research at PhD level.
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This research intensive degree is linked closely to our internationally recognised Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group . Research in evolutionary/biological… Read more
The United Nations has recognised that ‘Biodiversity is a common concern of humankind’. Yet, threats to Biodiversity and ecosystems are at a record high, and it is now widely recognised that our planet can no longer support the current pressure imposed by our society’s unsustainable ways. Read more
Marine management is becoming ever more challenging and complex. Global factors such as climate change, the loss of the Arctic ice cap and increasingly globalised trade in seafood are all having a huge impact. Read more
Which organisms are able to adapt to global change? How do birds decide when and where to migrate? When and why do individual differences in physiology or behaviour evolve? This Master's degree programme has a selection procedure. Read more
The Master of Research (MRes) programme in Ecology and Environmental Biology provides research training for students wishing to enter a PhD programme or seeking a career in ecological science. Read more
Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the master's degree program, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas. Read more
The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of structure, functioning, monitoring, and management of ecosystems submitted to various natural and anthropogenic pressures, in the framework of biodiversity conservation. Read more
International master’s degree program in Ecology and Population Genetics (Master of Science) is a two-year program concentrating on conservation issues and population genetics of endangered animals and plants. Read more
Develop your understanding of the natural world by conducting a research project in a topic you are passionate about within ecology, evolution or behaviour with the support of world-leading researchers. Read more
Choose from a range of medical laboratory science and social science courses which cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology and infectious diseases.
The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.
The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of our teaching and the excellence of our research into human, animal and ecosystem health. By studying one of our online masters, you’ll benefit from our expertise - from wherever you are in the world. Our transformative online degrees have been designed to develop your intellectual skills, specialise and help you advance your career.
Learn from world-class researchers at the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
University Bourgogne Franche-Comte (UBFC) is a public university federating 7 Higher Education and Research (HER) Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comte (BFC) Region
Our research is tackling major global challenges, from flooding to climate change, microplastics to low-carbon energy. Join us and make a real difference to people’s lives.
Choosing to study a sustainability Masters in the School of Earth and Environment means that you will become part of one of the largest groups of environmental social scientists in the UK.
Warwick Life Sciences is an international centre of excellence.
Join one of the largest and most successful groupings of geoscientists and geographers in the UK, as we address the most compelling issues of our time.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.