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Ecology and Wildlife Conservation MSc

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

Our Ecology and Wildlife Conservation MSc gives you the skills needed for a successful career as an ecologist or in an environmentally-related field.

About this course

You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in an environmental or ecological role. You will study an area of ecological science, such as:

wildlife conservation policy and practice
environmental impacts
sustainable development

This course has a professional focus, which will help prepare you for the workplace.

What you'll learn

Studying the course will give you:

advanced conceptual understanding
detailed knowledge
specialised technical skills
professional awareness.

Your development

When you graduate from the course you will be able to evaluate and solve ecological problems. We will teach you skills in a range of ecologically related areas:

qualitative techniques
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
environmental impact assessment
the environment business
ecological surveys
environmental law
environmental management.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to: Train students in ecological monitoring, Phase 1 survey, Phase 2 soils and vegetation survey, and report production

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£10,620 per year. The mentioned fee is for year 19-20 there may be slight increase on 20/21.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£22,710 per year. The mentioned fee is for year 19-20 there may be slight increase on 20/21.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:2 BSc or BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: microbiology; agriculture; environmental engineering; biology; biological sciences; ecology; environmental science; zoology; marine biology; oceanography; geography. We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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