Taught course

Ecological Applications

Harper Adams University · Harper Adams University

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Entry requirements

A UK honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants with a good FdSc/HND pass in a relevant subject area plus at least two years' relevant industrial or professional experience may also be considered.

Previous experience, referees' reports and interviews will be used to determine the suitability of candidates for particular programmes.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in applying ecology to the real world?
Are you looking for a research career working in applied ecology?
Do you want to do something positive for the environment?
If so, then this is the course for you - a self-tailored MSc to reflect your applied ecological interests.

This MSc serves to reinforce the relevance of ecology to a broad range of applications and trains students to apply ecological tools and understanding in a wide variety of contexts. The course draws on and complements the established and highly regarded MSc programmes taught at Harper Adams. Along with core ecological training, students will be allowed to select modules from a number of the MSc courses running at Harper Adams, including Conservation and Forest Protection, Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Rural Estate and Land Management and Sustainable Agriculture.

Specifically the course will:

  • Provide knowledge in a wide range of applied ecological areas
  • Underpin this with a sound understanding of the quantitative aspects of this field including statistical analysis, expert system design and population modelling
  • Provide taught elements linked to academic applied research groups
  • Offer a rich research training through access to project supervisors with different expertise and disciplines
  • Provide training in crucial transferable skills in writing, presenting, discussing scientific material

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44(0)1952 815289