Manchester Metropolitan University

Restoration Ecology

The MSc Restoration Ecology programme addresses the scientific principles and practice of restoration ecology and its role in countering global losses of biodiversity. The main unit, Restoration Ecology, provides a strong foundation in the application of ecological theory to restoration programmes, with research-orientated examples from a range of taxa and habitats. There are also core units in Species Recovery, Statistics and Research Design, Practical Techniques and Analysis, and a Field Course, with exciting opportunities in Europe and elsewhere (e.g. Bialowiez?a Forest, East Africa or Ecuador). There are a range of optional units, allowing for potential specialism in species or habitat restoration, including Earth Observation and GIS, Monitoring Environmental Monitoring Habitat and Species Responses to Environmental Change, Avian Biology and Conservation, Advanced Science Communication, Topics in Organismal Genetics and Topics in Conservation and Sustainability. There are exciting opportunities to complete MSc research project abroad in countries such as Ecuador, Tanzania and Kenya and we also have strong links with many UK-based conservation organisations that host research projects.

Entry requirements

MSc: An undergraduate degree of 2:2 honours (or equivalent) in a relevant allied subject normally would be expected. Exceptions may be possible for applicants who can demonstrate highly relevant work experience in industry over several years. Each application is considered on its own merit. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Course modules

Core Units: •Practical Techniques and Analysis •Statistics and Research Design •Field Course •Species Recovery •Restoration Science •Dissertation Option Units: •Topics in Conservation and Sustainability •Topics in Organismal Genetics •Avian Biology and Conservation •Earth Observation and GIS •Monitoring Habitat and Species Responses to Environmental Change


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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