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Masters degrees in Environmental Biology provide advanced study of relationships between organisms and their terrestrial, freshwater or marine environments, in addition to the interactions that result from natural and anthropogenic (human) processes.
Popular specialisms and related subjects include branches of Marine Biology, Conservation Biology and broader Environmental Science. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biology or Environmental Science.
Topics range from issues such as climate change and exploitation of natural resources, to the general monitoring of populations, including wildlife or zoological conservation. Many courses focus solely on animal molecular and evolutionary ecology, with some specialising in areas such as agriculture (particularly livestock-wildlife relationships).
Practical training in lab testing and experiment design is a key component of these degrees, alongside activities such as identification, bioimaging, and 3D modelling. Surveillance practise - including GIS (Geographical Information Systems) – is incorporated through fieldwork. These transferrable skills may be relevant in a number of careers.
These may include: policy making within government; consultancy for SMEs or charitable organisations; positions within research institutes such as universities and agencies.
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Are you up to the challenge of finding innovative methods and sustainable solutions to the threats facing the environment? The Environmental Sciences master's programme in Wageningen has its roots in the natural, technological and social sciences. Read more
The MSc in Environmental Biology. Conservation & Resource Management explores relationships between living organisms and terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. 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
The study of Applied Environmental Science is critical for establishing policies in environmental assessment, evaluating potential change in environmental quality in response to various land use and other activities, and in the development of management and conservation strategies, as well as contributing to policy formulation. 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
The Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Biology (Conversion Programme) is a part-time programme running from September to March for graduates from non-biological or environmental disciplines unable to meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto the MSc in Marine Biology programme. Read more