Taught course

Applied Ecology and Environmental Management

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Second class undergraduate honours degree from a recognised institute of higher education, preferably in a relevant subject within the Life or Environmental Sciences.

The University normally accepts non-UK qualifications equivalent to those outlined above.

Students without previous qualifications but with relevant experience may be accepted as part of this process.

Months of entry


Course content

The world is experiencing important ecological and environmental challenges. To address them we need to expand and link scientific knowledge with practice, for example in the areas of environmental consultancy, policy implementation and development, and fundamental ecological and environmental research.

The MSc in Applied Ecology and Environmental Management incorporates topics in ecology, environmental sciences and environmental management to explore the relationship between the natural world and society. You will explore, within a scientific and an ecological framework, the impact of human activities on the environment, and will obtain a thorough understanding of environmental management and sustainability issues, including policy and legislation, with the development of practical skills.

Our programme aims to develop and challenge you at a postgraduate level to develop a deeper and applied understanding of environmental biology and science, its relevance to the impact of human activities on environmental systems, as well as the mitigation of those impacts, and the regulatory, political and scientific parameters that frame practice and research in the environmental sciences. We have experienced and research active staff who will be able to convey their enthusiasm for their disciplines, and our facilities will allow you to carry out your studies and projects.

Through this MSc, you will have the opportunity to expand and link conceptual scientific knowledge while also applying it to the practice and application of research as it serves public and private stakeholders, for example in the areas of environmental consultancy, policy implementation and development, and fundamental research.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Usually, this is through a IELTs score of at least 6.5. Other requirements for non-UK and overseas students may apply.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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