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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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Supervisors Dr Alona Armstrong Dr Fabio Carvalho G Da Silva Are you interested in ecosystems? Do you wonder what the implications of land use change… Read more
The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. Read more
The EBIO department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree in a wide variety of biological disciplines, ranging from biogeochemistry to community ecology to evolutionary genetics and others. Read more
Biodiversity is threatened by climate change and other consequences of the growing human population. To solve this, and some of the other global challenges facing humanity, we need researchers with an in-depth understanding of ecosystems. Read more
As humans we have a responsibility to help protect the earth’s wildlife not only for ourselves but for generations to come. With our MRes Wildlife Conservation programme you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a conservation biologist, helping you to protect the future of our wildlife. Read more
This programme is delivered jointly by the School and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). It addresses a broad range of topics under the One Health paradigm and provides a foundation in the principles of diseases in the context of sociological systems, global health and food safety. 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
Learn the skills needed for a career in ecology, conservation and consultancy. The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading has teamed up with RSK to deliver a course that precisely provides the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants. Read more
You study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor. You develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification, you develop your academic understanding, contribute to relevant research and meet local practitioners. Read more
Forest Science is a 2-year Second Cycle Degree equivalent to a Master of Science. The programme is completely taught in English and is conceived for Bachelor graduates with either forestry, agriculture, biological or environmental backgrounds. 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.
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
The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.