University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Applied Ecology and Conservation

The course provides a flexible structure suitable for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary for a number of careers in conservation and applied ecology; the programme aims to provide interdisciplinary training forming an ideal platform either for continuation to doctoral research or for direct access into conservation related employment.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to students with a good undergraduate degree (minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent) or equivalent overseas qualification in a biology-related subject, plus evidence of additional conservation experience. Degrees in geography or environmental management are also accepted if these contain a strong ecological component; non-scientists wanting to retrain may take the 1 year Diploma in Ecology and enter the MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation the following year. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: dissertation; ecological survey methods; issues in conservation; multivariate statistics; unilabiate statistics. Optional modules: evidence-based biodiversity conservation; evolutionary biology and conservation genetics; practical conservation and work experience; restoration ecology.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships for International students of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,650 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,325 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,325 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,325 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,325 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,325 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515