24 months
22400 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Graduate Diploma in Ecology (Part Time) at the University of East Anglia combines a selection of Honours level modules specifically designed to give you a strong training in ecological and conservation theory and skills.

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While you’ll focus primarily in the areas of population and community ecology and conservation biology, the Ecology (Part Time) course at the University of East Anglia  is flexible so that it enables 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'll be guided by research and conservation experts. 

We’ve also specifically designed our Graduate Diploma 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'll gain skills in communication, information technology, data mining and analysis, fieldwork, teamwork, critical writing, reasoning and time management. 


  • 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 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity Conservation And Human Society
  • Community, Ecosystem And Macro-Ecology
  • Population Ecology And Management
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Behavioural Ecology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)
  • Any degree discipline will be considered. Evidence of any additional ecology and conservation experience will be looked upon favourably

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 24 months.

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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