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Master of Ecology and Biodiversity

Study contents and focuses

Ecology is a major field involved with the study of organisms, the relations between them and their natural habitats. The interest in this academic discipline is currently at its peak, as ecologists are looking for ways to battle the destruction of ecosystems, animal extinction and the use and abuse of natural resources. 

With a Master of Ecology and Biodiversity you will gain theoretical knowledge allowing you to look for ways to solve practical problems. Subjects in Conservation Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity will guide you on your way to understanding life processes, natural selection and the distribution of species.

In addition, you will be involved in projects regarding the protection of animals and plants, ecosystem development and environmental protection.

Admission requirements 

In order to be eligible for application you will have to present a Bachelor degree in the same or similar area, for example in Biology or Geography. Bear in mind that several universities have more specific requirements such as language skills and/or other documentary. 

Your Master studies will typically take four semesters to complete. Upon graduation you will receive the academic award “Master of Science”. 

Job opportunities

As a young, highly motivated and skilled ecologist you can pursue a career with individual research on several important modern-day topics such as Sustainable Development, Ecological Restoration and Recycling. Of course, you can also seek employment at:

  • Environmental and Nature Conservation Organizations
  • Government Sectors (Agriculture, etc.)
  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs

Look through a list of Masters programmes in Ecology and Biodiversity:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Biology: Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Biology: Global Change Biology   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Environment, Agriculture and Resource Management (Inter-EnAgro)     University of Zagreb
  Ecology   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Biodiversity and Sustainability   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Industrial Ecology   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Wetland Science for Pollution Control     Bangor University
  Biodiversity, Conservation and Management     University of Oxford
  Conservation and Primate Behaviour     University of Kent
  Bioinformatics - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning)     University of Edinburgh
  Applied Wildlife Conservation     Anglia Ruskin University
  Conservation and Resource Management     University of Liverpool
  Conservation and Resource Management (MRes)     University of Liverpool
  Earthquake Engineering     Imperial College London
  Ecosystem Assessment     University of Cumbria
  Ecology     University of Lincoln
  Biodiversity Conservation     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology     University of Glasgow
  Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology     University of Exeter
  Global Ecology and Conservation     Cardiff University
  Science Communication     University of Gloucestershire
  Conservation Biology     University of Kent
  Biological Sciences     University of Exeter
  Contaminated Land and Freshwater Management     University of Derby
  Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour     University of Liverpool
  Biodiversity Management     University of Kent
  Forest Ecology and Management     Bangor University
  Applied Ecology and Conservation     University of East Anglia
  Conservation Ecology     Oxford Brookes University
  Ecological Economics     University of Leeds
  Freshwater and Marine Ecology     Queen Mary University of London
  Environmental Monitoring and Analysis     Aberystwyth University
  Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management     Newcastle University
  Managing the Environment     Aberystwyth University
  Applied Ecology     University of Gloucestershire
  Conservation and Biodiversity     University of Exeter
  Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry     Newcastle University
  Ecology     Bangor University
  Conservation Management     Edge Hill University
  ...     ...
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