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Masters degrees in Ecosystem Ecology & Land Use provide advanced postgraduate study of how ecosystems benefit humanity, and how we use and manage them. Students learn to tackle questions concerning infrastructure, town planning and development as well as wider conservation issues.
Popular specialisms and related subjects include Ecosystem Services, Forest Science Ecosystem Management and Wildlife Cnservation. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
Courses in this field allow you to specialise in a range of topics. You might opt to focus on sea life, exploring marine systems management and environmental impact assessment. You may prefer to focus on agriculture, exploring issues such as sustainable development, pest management, and soil protection. Or, you could explore wider issues such as energy use, food security, and conservation ethics.
You will develop transferrable skills through academic inquiry and practical techniques. These may include: survey methods such as GIS (Geographical Information Systems), data analysis, habitat assessment, species identification, and report writing.
Careers may include roles in policy-making for government agencies and NGOs; managing conservation facilities such as zoos or wildlife reservations; or roles in industry, for example agrifood production and distribution.
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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
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Are you interested in your environment? The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. Read more
The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This interdisciplinary, flexible Masters degree prepares you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding natural resources, livelihoods and the alleviation of development problems. Read more
Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology gives you the skills and knowledge to understand how an ecosystem-based approach can be used to understand and manage the effects of human activities in the marine environment. Read more
MPhil courses offered by the Department of Land Economy share a number of common aims. Enable students of high calibre to pursue their education at an advanced applied level drawing on the primary disciplines of economics, planning and environmental policy, with additional specialisms in finance and law. Read more
Develop the skills and knowledge required of a 21st century conservation biologist on our unique MRes Wildlife Conservation, a collaborative provision programme with conservation Non Government Organisation (NGO), Marwell Wildlife. Read more
Take your passion for biological sciences further and develop your knowledge and practical skills in an area of your choice with Southampton’s MRes Advanced Biological Sciences degree. Read more