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Ecology and Conservation MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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The MSc in Ecology and Conservation enables you to gain skills and knowledge as a practising ecologist and consultant of ecological issues. You enjoy a week long field research skills course in Sutherland with core training in ecology, animal population ecology, GIS and experimental design and analysis. You learn about your role within Environmental Impact Assessments. Courses include: Experimental Design and Analyses, Introduction to GIS, Plant Ecology, Population Ecology, Satistics for Complex Study Designs, Introduction to Ecological Field Research in Northern Scotland, Molecular Ecological Techniques, Soils for Food Security, Aquaculture, Introduction to Bayesian Inference, Marine Conservation Management and much more in Semester 2 and 3.

Industry Links and Careers

Previous gradutaes go on to reach the top of their professions in consultancy, policy, research, environmental organisations and education. Ecology is a vital discipline within environmental impact assessments and regulation in many industries. You also get a wider variety of environmental areas to study and from there to widen your employabilty.


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full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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