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Entry requirements

This programme is open to students with a Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in any discipline. Evidence of any additional ecology and conservation experience will be looked upon favourably.

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

This Graduate Diploma in Ecology combines a selection of Honours level modules specifically designed to give you a strong training in ecological and conservation theory and skills.

While you’ll focus primarily in the areas of population and community ecology and conservation biology, the course is flexible so that it enables you to strengthen your knowledge in other areas of ecology too. Prepare to explore the functioning of aquatic, marine and terrestrial ecosystems; the importance of community structure, succession and population dynamics; the processes of predation, competition and other plant/animal interactions; population and biodiversity responses to natural environmental disturbance and human-induced stress; the current research agenda in ecology, evolution and conservation; and the potential contribution of integrating sustainable development with biodiversity conservation.

We’ve also specifically designed our Graduate Diploma to ensure you develop a wide range of transferable skills, which will apply to any career or further graduate study at MSc or PhD level. You'll gain skills in communication, information technology, data mining and analysis, teamwork, critical writing, reasoning and time management.

What’s more, you’ll be in the perfect place to study. We have very strong academic expertise in ecology, based around UEA’s Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (CEEC) – one of the largest groups of its kind in Europe, with strong links to major institutions such as the RSPB, BTO, CEFAS and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

So whatever scientific career you aspire to, this Diploma is the perfect preparation for further study or the world of work.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515