University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Ecology and Conservation

The programme provides training in ecology and conservation with taught modules based on current research of contributing scientists drawn from diverse ecological disciplines. In addition to core ecology and skills training, there is a choice of modules providing research training for those students intending to go on to do a PhD and more applied modules for those seeking careers in conservation and management, consultancy etc.

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification, at the prescribed standard, in plant science, forestry, zoology or biology; candidates with other qualifications (e.g. Honours degree in geography, geology, soil science) are considered; 1 substantial course in ecology at undergraduate level.

Course modules

Modules include: Experimental design and analysis; introduction to gis; plant ecology; population ecology; research project planning. optional modules: statistics for complex study designs; introduction to ecological fields research in northern Scotland; molecular ecological techniques; silviculture: applied forest ecology; soils for food security; aquaculture; network science; introduction to Bayesian inference; readings in ecology and environmental sustainability; ecology and society; freshwater ecology; environmental impact assessment; spatial information analysis; biology and ecology of mycorrhizas; marine spatial management and top predators; concepts on conservation.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Taught Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 272692