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Ecology and Environmental Management MSc

Ecology and Environmental Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management Ecology

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc Ecology and Environmental Management aims to develop advanced academic understandings and insight relating to ecology and the environmental management of natural resources. Field based elements are a significant part of the course.

Modules are designed to reflect staff research and professional expertise, and advance student’s professional and academic development. Students are supported to become accomplished independent researchers. On graduation they are expected to be highly employable in the area of ecology and environmental management.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management hosts not only the MSc Ecology and Environmental Management, but also the internationally renowned ‘Sand Dune and Shingle Network’. The aim of the Network is to conserve these threatened habitats as dynamic landscapes. The Network supports field trips, research projects and placements for students on the MSc.


The MSc is designed to provide students with the ability to make a positive contribution to understanding ecology and the management of the environment. Central to this is the development of a range of skills and knowledge pertaining to professional practice. Students on the course are encouraged to engage with professional associations, particularly the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

All students take the modules ‘Professional skills for ecology and environmental management’ and ‘Professional practice or ecologists and environmental managers’. Students have the opportunity to reflect on these modules, and to identify their own personal and professional development through a CPD plan and record.

Graduates from the MSc Ecology and Environmental Management are expected to be highly employable in diverse sectors including local and central government, environmental consultancies and NGOs such as wildlife trusts and conservation bodies.

Different course options

Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module develops student?s critical understanding of one of the world?s most threatened environments ? the coast. Using the UK as a geographic focus, coastal ecology, change and management are explored with a particular emphasis on coastal dunes and shingle. This module will include fieldwork which may be residential and international.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline such as Environmental Management/Science, Geography, Biological Sciences, or Earth Sciences. Applicants with other degree qualifications or equivalent professional experience may also be considered.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is set across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment of over £76 million. Each year over 1,000 postgraduate students choose to study a range of postgraduate taught, research and PGCE...more