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Masters degrees in Ecotoxicology administer training for managing toxins within the environment and various ecosystems. They include analyses of tolerance and adaptation of animal, human, plant, and microbial habitats in relation to both naturally-occurring and anthropogenic (man-made) substances.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant science subject, though professional experience may also be accepted.
Programmes in this field examine the effects of chemicals on biological systems, to predict ecological consequences on regional national, and international scales. You will explore methods across a range of disciplines including organic chemistry, molecular genetics, and ecology, providing you with a wealth of transferrable skills suited to a range of careers.
This includes a combination of fieldwork, lab testing and industrial placement. From this, you will gain practical experience of surveying methods including GIS (Geographic Information Systems), data analysis, and 3D modelling. You will refine these skills through research, risk assessment and report writing, developing your academic abilities.
Careers may include consultancy and policy-making within government agencies and NGOs, risk assessment and management for private companies, or careers in research and academia.
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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
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
This International Master’s in Applied Ecology is a two-year course that brings together six leading universities from across the world to train you as a specialist who will go on to lead ecological projects in a wide range of environments. Read more
From its years of academic research and industrial consultancy experience as one of the main UK Marine Technology Centres, the University recognises the need for an interdisciplinary approach to both the development and the protection of ocean resources. Read more
This joint European programme provides the opportunity to study in Southampton, Bilbao, Liege and Bordeaux. This is the course page for MSc Marine Environment and Resources at the University of Southampton. Read more
Our aquatic ecosystems are under threat. If you want to face the issues of pollution, overfishing and climate change from the frontline – and take your studies and experience to postgraduate level too –then this MSc Applied Aquatic Biology course will meet your ambitions. Read more
This MRes Advanced Biological Sciences lets you take your enthusiasm deeper with a research project carried out over a full calendar year supported by 4 modules that further develop your knowledge and skills. Read more
The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) is a Joint Master Degree Programme, taught in English, bringing together students and scholars from all over the world. In IMETE, you will become part of a new generation of environmental scientists. Read more
Ecology is the scientific study of organisms and their relationships within their environments. The diversity of Otago’s ecosystems, habitats, plants and animals is reflected in the programme’s teaching. Read more
Toxicology is concerned with the noxious effects of drugs and environmental and industrial chemicals, the method by which these effects are studied, and how toxicity is avoided or treated. Read more
How do organisms and their environment interact at both a molecular level and a global level? If this is an area that interests you, and you want to make a contribution to science and sustainability, a Master’s programme in Ecology at VU Amsterdam is for you. Read more