While you’ll focus primarily in the areas of population and community ecology and conservation biology, the course is flexible to enable you to strengthen your knowledge in other areas of ecology too. Prepare to explore the functioning of aquatic, marine and terrestrial ecosystems; the importance of community structure, succession and population dynamics; the processes of predation, competition and other plant/animal interactions; population and biodiversity responses to natural environmental disturbance and human-induced stress; the current research agenda in ecology, evolution and conservation; and the potential contribution of integrating sustainable development with biodiversity conservation.
Be inspired by the opportunity to experience first-hand a fascinating array of species, ecosystems and conservation issues, via field-course modules in Ireland, Swaziland and Peru where you will be guided by research and conservation experts.
We’ve also specifically designed the Graduate Diploma in Ecology offered by University of East Anglia to ensure you develop a wide range of transferable skills, which will apply to any career or further graduate study at MSc or PhD level. You will gain skills in communication, information technology, data mining and analysis, fieldwork, teamwork, critical writing, reasoning and time management.
What’s more, you’ll be in the perfect place to study. We have very strong academic expertise in 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 institutions such as the RSPB, BTO, CEFAS and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.
So whatever scientific career you aspire to, this Diploma is the perfect preparation for further study or the world of work.
Examples of career destinations of Diploma alumni include:
- PhD and Postdoctoral research in ecology and conservation biology at UK and overseas universities
- Ecologists working for non-governmental conservation organisations
- Ecologists working for government departments and organisations
- Ecological consultancy
- Science communication and conservation advocacy
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Biodiversity Conservation And Human Society
- Community, Ecosystem And Macro-Ecology
- Population Ecology And Management
- Aquatic Ecology
- Behavioural Ecology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEnvironmental Management Ecology Environmental Sciences View 76 other Masters in Ecology in United Kingdom
- Degree Subject Any discipline.
- Degree Classification Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent).
- Alternative Qualifications Relevant work experience is desirable but not essential.
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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