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Applied Ecology and Conservation

University of East Anglia

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
19800 GBP/year
9350 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of East Anglia offers a flexible course structure that will equip you with the skills necessary for a range of careers in conservation and applied ecology. 

Overview

The interdisciplinary training forms an ideal platform for continuation to doctoral research, for direct access into conservation-related employment or for pursuing careers in a field such as science communication, education or policy development.

You’ll benefit from our strong academic expertise in conservation and ecology, based around UEA’s Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (CEEC) – one of the largest groups of its kind in Europe with strong links to major conservation organisations and institutions such as the BTO, RSPB,CEFAS and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

In the first half of the year, you’ll study core taught modules in ecological survey methods, evidence-based global conservation and statistics, complemented by a broad range of optional modules. These cover topics including Geographical Information Systems (GIS), practical conservation and work experience, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics and statistical modelling using R.

In the second part of the MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of East Anglia you’ll conduct a 5-month research project exploring some of the most pressing biodiversity issues within an area of your interest – often in collaboration with an external conservation organisation in the UK or abroad. Examples of recent projects include:

  • Interspecific competition between translocated species: The case of two island endemic passerines (with Nature Seychelles)
  • Exploring the unprecedented recovery of passerines within Rodrigues (with the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation)
  • Exploring the distribution and inter-specific interactions of the newly discovered Cambodian Tailorbird (with the Wildlife Conservation Society)
  • Differences between fallow plots and wet grassland during lapwing chick rearing (with the RSPB)

Many of our research dissertations are subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals (> 60 publications to date) , and this cv-boosting feature of this UEA Masters is a major feature of the success of our alumni in gaining PhD places to continue research. We also greatly encourage presentation of MSc research at conferences.

In addition to in-depth exposure to global conservation issues, you’ll develop transferable skills and establish valuable contacts with potential employers through work experience and research interactions with international and national conservation organisations.

Examples of careers that you could enter include;

  • Conservation
  • Ecological research
  • PhD study
  • Ecological Consultancy
  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Environmental management and conservation
  • Science communication and engagement

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Ecological Survey Methods
  • Evidence-based Global Conservation
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Univariate Statistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject Biology-related subject plus evidence of additional conservation experience. First degrees in geography or environmental management are also accepted if these contain a strong ecological component.
  • Degree Classification Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent).
  • Alternative Qualifications Non-scientists wanting to retrain may take the one year Diploma in Ecology and enter the MSc Applied Ecology & Conservation the following year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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