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MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation

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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation offers a flexible course structure that will equip you with the skills necessary for a range of careers in conservation and applied ecology. The interdisciplinary training forms an ideal platform for continuation to doctoral research, for direct access into conservation-related employment or for pursuing careers in a field such as science communication, education or policy development.

You’ll benefit from our strong academic expertise in conservation and 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 conservation organisations and institutions such as the BTO, RSPB,CEFAS and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

In the first half of the year, you’ll study core taught modules in ecological survey methods, evidence-based global conservation and statistics, complemented by a broad range of optional modules. These cover topics including Geographical Information Systems (GIS), practical conservation and work experience, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics and statistical modelling using R.

During your first week here at UEA, you will be able to get your boots muddy while exploring some of the unique and biodiverse habitats across East Anglia. You will learn about the threats facing some of these habitats and, weather permitting, you will also be able to join in with trips to catch small mammals and birds. For many students, one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of their MSc experience is conducting their research project. You are encouraged to develop your own research ideas, with support from faculty, and most of our research projects are conducted in collaboration with conservation organisations around the world. Research projects often make use of the extensive network of MSc alumni, to address some of the most pressing issues facing biodiversity conservation. In addition, up to £1000 of the course fees are used to support your dissertation research costs. Recent project topics have explored competition between translocated bird species in the Seychelles, the effects of agri-environment schemes on hoverflies in the UK, the effects of heathland management on predation of snakes and many, many more topics.

ABOUT

Specialise in conservation ecology on our established MSc course, which provides you with tuition from world-leading experts from across our Schools of Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences and external organisations. You’ll benefit from our strong academic expertise in Ecology and Conservation, 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 conservation organisations and institutions such as the RSPB, CEFAS and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI).?

Modules

A full-time research project that runs from mid March to early August. This entails an extensive, original and quantitative investigation on a conservation or applied ecology topic carried out in the field or laboratory, or may involve analysis of existing data. The project may be undertaken in the Schools of BIO or ENV, or with an international, national or local conservation agency. Projects are supervised by faculty. The research project is written up as a c.10,000 word dissertation with a submission deadline in early August. This is a compulsory module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent). Biology-related subject plus evidence of additional conservation experience. Bachelors degrees in geography or environmental management are also accepted if these contain a strong ecological component. Non-scientists wanting to retrain may take the one year Diploma in Ecology and enter the MSc Applied Ecology & Conservation the following year.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries. Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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