Our Ecology and Wildlife Conservation MSc gives you the skills needed for a successful career as an ecologist or in an environmentally-related field.
About this course
You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in an environmental or ecological role. You will study an area of ecological science, such as:
- wildlife conservation policy and practice
- environmental impacts
- sustainable development
This course has a professional focus, which will help prepare you for the workplace.
What you'll learn
Studying the course will give you:
- advanced conceptual understanding
- detailed knowledge
- specialised technical skills
- professional awareness.
When you graduate from the course you will be able to evaluate and solve ecological problems. We will teach you skills in a range of ecologically related areas:
- qualitative techniques
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- environmental impact assessment
- the environment business
- ecological surveys
- environmental law
- environmental management.
Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 150 for Environmental Sciences - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
The Degree Programme Director, Dr Roy Sanderson, is an active research ecologist. His research focuses on:
- modelling complex ecological systems
- using multivariate statistical models
- Monte-Carlo techniques.
You'll study this taught course on the Newcastle city campus. At the start of the course, you will have several modules taught at the same time over a 6 week period. After this, most of your teaching will take place in 2-week blocks.
We have an outstanding range of facilities to support your learning and research:
- fully equipped laboratories
- a new field station with facilities for teaching and research
- Cockle Park farm.
Find out more about our facilities.