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About Population Ecology
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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The MSc in Applied Ecology and Environmental Management, MSc - 2019/20 programme provides students with an extensive applied and practical experience. We want to fully utilise your skills and expertise, and provide you with further opportunities whilst studying on this programme. . Read more
This Master's degree in politics considers the increasingly pressing political issues of population and demography. World population is growing fast. Read more
Research projects in Ecology are offered in a range of animal, plant and microbial topics including (a) competition and coexistence in animal communities and the evolution of host-parasite interactions, (b) the evolution of insect pollinator systems, (c) life history strategies and trade-offs, (d) processes in plant communities e.g. 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
Are you passionate about animal welfare and keen to shape the management of the zoos of the future? Students from over 20 nationalities have chosen our unique programme, the first of its kind in the world. Read more
Delivered by leading international researchers in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation. Designed to prepare you for a future research career with excellent graduate employment opportunities, in the first year of operation, 78 per cent of our students had secured a PhD position before finishing the programme. 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
Today more than ever, quantitative skills form an essential basis for successful careers in ecology, conservation, and animal and human health. 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
Our flexible one-year masters course is tailored to your particular interests, and is a stepping stone to further study at PhD level or a gateway to many careers in industry such as agriculture, pharmaceutical and the healthcare sector, scientific services, science communication, teaching or in scientific policymaking. Read more
This MSc is an outstanding learning experience that will give you advanced knowledge and skills in conservation biology. You’ll gain an advanced, global outlook on conservation and will be ready to help solve the challenges of change in the modern world. Read more
The Environmental and Ecological Sciences programme at Aberdeen will provide you with a solid understanding of the drivers behind environmental degradation and equip you with the necessary understanding of ecological theory as well as the skills required to solve these problems. Read more
Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.
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