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Applied Ecology - International Programme MSc

Applied Ecology - International Programme MSc

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MSc - Master of Science

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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 specialization 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). And you’ll take a number of optional modules to tailor your learning, before completing a Master’s-level dissertation on your chosen subject. You’ll graduate from the IMAE programme with a multiple degree and receive a certificate from University of Poitiers stating all the universities you have engaged with.

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Learning R will equip you with a flexible statistical, modelling, and graphics tool. Learning the basics of running R in the RStudio programming environment, you'll spend most of your time on general and generalised linear models, which unify the range of statistical tests that are classically taught separately: t-test, ANOVA, regression, logistic regression, and chi-square, plus residuals analysis. Additionally, you'll learn how to use R to write simple programs and carry out community analyses such as principal components analysis. Finally, throughout the class, you'll learn R methods for data formatting, graphics, and documentation. On successful completion of this module you'll be able to use R to carry out and present results from the most widely used statistical tests in current scientific practice, giving you sufficient knowledge to continue learning statistical analysis on your own. A pre-requisite of first and/or second year statistical modules is required.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have: UK Bachelors (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent in a Biology-related subject plus evidence of additional research or conservation experience. First degrees in geography or environmental management are also accepted if these contain a strong ecological component. Alternative qualifications: Non-scientists wanting to retrain may take the one-year Diploma in Ecology and enter the MSc Applied Ecology – International Programme the following year.

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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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