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Ecology and Conservation


Course Description

This scheme offers great flexibility of choice from a wide range of modules that meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. This vocational degree offers you the chance to blend ecological and environmental science topics with those from areas such as social science, geography, and statistics.

You will gain an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biotic environment whilst learning important skills related to environmental monitoring and management.

Graduates have gone on to careers in the environmental and conservation sectors, as well as further study for a PhD.

Modules on offer include:
- Conservation Biology
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Environmental Management
- Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
- Geoinformatics
- Habitat Management
- Lake Ecology
- Sustainable Soil Management
- Using the National Vegetation Classification
- Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
- Wildlife Population Ecology

Visit the Ecology and Conservation page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Julie Anna-Lize Terry

2108.jpg “Lancaster was my first choice due to the reputation of the Lancaster Environment Centre, and the flexibility of the programme. The choice of modules is great as you can tailor your Masters to your interests, and I’ve been able to focus on water pollution and processes. The field visits have been the most enjoyable part for me, and the one-week field course on Catchment Protection in the Eden Valley was intensive, but really valuable. As a mature student, studying at postgraduate level has been challenging at times, but I was able to change to part-time so that I could still work, and I’m definitely making the most of my course. I recently returned from a five-month Erasmus exchange programme in The Netherlands where I completed two of my optional modules. I’m now finishing my dissertation project as a student volunteer for The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Wallingford, working in the field and in the laboratory on the flow cytometer. For me though, the best part is that the Student Employability Manager at Lancaster has just helped me organise a paid internship at The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand to follow on from my MSc this year.”


(Scholarship)

Lancaster Environment Centre Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Eligible Scheme(s): All LEC Masters degrees

Value of Scholarship(s)

Several scholarships worth £1,500 (UK & EU applicants) and £3,000 (Overseas applicants)

Eligibility

Who can apply: These are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants

Application Procedure

For further information on how to apply please see website below:
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/postgraduate/taught-masters/funding/

Further Information

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/postgraduate/taught-masters/funding/



Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

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