This programme is offered either full and part time basis
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).
Degree Subject Biology-related subject plus evidence of additional conservation experience. First degrees in geography or environmental management are also accepted if these contain a strong ecological component. Degree Classification Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) Alternative Qualifications Non-scientists wanting to retrain may take the one year Diploma in Ecology and enter the MSc Applied Ecology & Conservation the following year.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
Compulsory Study (140 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 140 credits:
ECOLOGICAL SURVEY METHODS
EVIDENCE-BASED GLOBAL CONSERVATION
Option A Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION GENETICS
GIS FOR ECOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
PRACTICAL CONSERVATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
STATISTICS AND MODELLING FOR SCIENTISTS USING R
Agriculture and horticulture
Environmental management and conservation
Science communication and engagement
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