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MSc Applied Ecology - International Programme

MSc Applied Ecology - International Programme

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

Become a world-class ecological specialist on this prestigious programme that sees you study in several different universities and field locations around the world.

The MSc in Applied Ecology - International programme corresponds to the 2nd year of the International Masters in Applied Ecology at UEA. Our International Masters in Applied Ecology (IMAE) brings together nine leading international universities, giving you the chance to learn at the forefront of research in at least four institutions. You’ll focus on a major field of ecology - such as biodiversity, ecotoxicology or evolutionary ecology - while attending courses and field trips in locations as diverse as Ecuador, New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands.

This unique course gives you the chance to explore different countries and learn about practical ecology with experts from some of the best ecology departments in the world.


This International Master’s in Applied Ecology is a two-year course that brings together nine leading universities from across the world to train you as a specialist who will go on to lead ecological projects in a wide range of environments.

Over the course, you will connect with at least four of these different university environments, three in Europe and one in Latin America. Through this incredible learning experience, you’ll develop a vast array of competencies and skills, completed by a professional specialisation in one of several leading fields of ecology. This could be biodiversity, conservation, ecotoxicology, functional ecosystem dynamics, systems theory and ecosystem services, evolutionary ecology, biodiversity assessment, analyses and conservation).


The assessment is module specific, it will encompass a diversity of work, essays, project presentations, leaflets, project reports, journal articles. All these aim to improve your writing and presentation skills and prepare you for the working environment (e.g. as a researcher, a consultant or conservation officer).

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



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)


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

All candidates for Master's graduate study are normally expected to have a British honours degree or equivalent, Entry requirements are specified by individual Schools, or they can find them listed under the 'requirements' section of each course profile.

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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