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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: Global Change Biology   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Environment, Agriculture and Resource Management (Inter-EnAgro)   comprehensive profile   University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
comprehensive profile   Biology: Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
  Ecology   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Freshwater and Marine Ecology     Queen Mary University of London
  Conservation Biology     University of Kent
  Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation     University College London
  Ecology     University of Liverpool
  Ecology     Staffordshire University
  Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation     Anglia Ruskin University
  Ecology and Environment (Research)     University of Sheffield
  Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry     Newcastle University
  Master of Philosophy (School of Applied Sciences)     Bournemouth University
  Wetland Science and Conservation     Bangor University
  Plant Diversity     University of Reading
  Conservation and Primate Behaviour     University of Kent
  Environmental and Ecological Sciences     University of Aberdeen
  Conservation Ecology     Oxford Brookes University
  Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences     Aberystwyth University
  Applied Ecology     University of Exeter
  Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management     Newcastle University
  Forest Ecology and Management     Bangor University
  Ecological Consultancy     Newcastle University
  Ocean Sciences     Bangor University
  Ecology by research     Lancaster University
  Conservation Project Management     University of Kent
  Conservation and Tourism     University of Kent
  Ecology     University of Lincoln
  Ecological Applications     Imperial College London
  Tropical Ecosystems     Bangor University
  Conservation Studies     University of St Andrews
  Biodiversity Conservation - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Conservation Biology     University of Nottingham
  Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course (MRes)     University of Leeds
  Applied Wildlife Conservation     Anglia Ruskin University
  Plant and Fungal Taxonomy Diversity and Conservation     Queen Mary University of London
  Bioinformatics - Research     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Biodiversity Conservation     Bangor University
  Wetland Science for Pollution Control     Bangor University
  Biological Sciences     University of Exeter
  ...     ...
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