12 months
32100 GBP/year
19400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The new MSc in Ecology and Data Science will directly address the knowledge and skills gap, providing students with a unique and highly sought after expertise, attuned to addressing the critical ecological and environmental global challenges of our time.


The MSc Ecology and Data Science will develop your data science skills from the conceptual to the practical following a unique approach that builds a foundational understanding of ecological theory, biodiversity monitoring methods, statistical programming, practical knowledge of cutting-edge sensor technologies, and environmental applications of artificial intelligence and data-driven modeling.


Upon completion of the MSc Ecology & Data Science, you will possess the project management skills, and theoretical and practical experience needed to implement cutting-edge technological, statistical, and computational solutions to address ecological and environmental challenges across society. 

You will also leave with the necessary insight to plan and undertake independent research, and the ability to report its findings to a variety of audiences.

Employment destinations may include engineering, development and environmental consultancies; academia; museums; civil service; local government; environmental charities; conservation charities.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules

  •  Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research
  •  Foundations in Ecology and Ecological Monitoring
  •  Technology for Nature
  •  AI for the Environment
  •  Nature-Smart Challenge
  •  MSc Ecology and Data Science Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally, an upper second-class (2:1) UK Bachelor's degree in life sciences, environmental sciences or related subject area, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK tuition fees: £9,700
  • Overseas tuition fees: £16,050

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Ecology and Data Science
University College London (UCL)


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