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Masters degrees in Population Ecology administer postgraduate training in the various dynamics of species populations, including trophic interactions (food resources), demographics, spatial processes, and causes of extinction.
Popular specialisms and related subjects include Population Biology, Evolutionary Genetics and branches of Anthropology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biology or Environmental Science.
Programmes in this field are highly varied. For example, you may wish to focus specifically on human population and demographics, scrutinising how to manage issues such as population growth. You might also consider the environmental, economic, political and global implications for both developing and developed countries.
On the other hand, you may wish to specialise in any number of animal populations, analysing migration patterns and undertaking Population Viability Analysis (PVA) to predict the long-term prevalence of a species within a given habitat. Most programmes offer a combination of laboratory-based research with vocational fieldwork, as well as placements in some cases.
Careers may include roles within public policy for the government and governing bodies, consultancy within private agencies and NGOs such as charities, or further research or careers in academia following a PhD.
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International master’s degree programme in Ecology and Population Genetics (Master of Science) is a two-year programme concentrating on conservation issues and population genetics of endangered animals and plants. 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
Overview This Graduate Diploma in Ecology combines a selection of Honours level modules specifically designed to give you a strong training in ecological and conservation theory and skills. Read more
Our MSc Politics of Population, Migration and Ecology considers the increasingly pressing political issues of population and demography. 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
This course has a highly practical emphasis involving hands-on exercises in field and laboratory settings. Read more
Biology is by nature a multifaceted science. Today’s biologists face a growing number of research challenges, such as the link between global change and the ongoing biodiversity crisis, or the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Read more
available as Full-time available as Part-time available as Distance learning Our course is the first course in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Read more
Develops knowledge and critical awareness of current problems and new insights in evolutionary and behavioural ecology. Designed to prepare you for a future research career with excellent graduate employment opportunities. Read more
Today more than ever, quantitative skills form an essential basis for successful careers in ecology, conservation, and animal and human health. 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