Masters of Arts

Compare 4 MA Programs in Ecology

A Master in Ecology is a degree that students can earn after graduating from their undergraduate program. A lower level degree in a related field is usually required as a prerequisite. This advanced education program is designed for students that are focusing on their career after graduation.

So what is an MA in Ecology? Ecology is the study of the environment, the organisms that occupy the environment, and the relationship between the two, as well as humans' relationship to the ecosystem. The primary focus is commonly placed on identifying and resolving issues that are a threat to nature and natural resources. Entry into this field prepares students to help the world be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Master's in ecology programs are especially beneficial when they include field work. That real-world experience allows graduates to move directly into the field and start working immediately. Additionally, ecology professionals work in a very fulfilling career where they are able to make a strong positive influence on the world. 

The cost of earning your MA in Ecology varies greatly with many different factors. These include university, program, length of study, full-time or part-time status, country of study, and others. It is important to research your options before enrolling so you can find a program that meets all of your requirements.

The most common careers for graduates are environmental and geographic scientists, who will study and help improve the environment. It is also possible to work with national parks, museums, or research facilities. Because the environment is important across the globe, there is a demand for graduates regardless of where you are studying. Independent, government, and academic institutions need to employ specialists in this area, so there are many options for work.

If you are ready to begin studying the world around you, start looking into an education in ecology. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Ecology

University of Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme Landscape and Heritage, you will study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes, and explore the ways in which t ... [+]

In the one-year Master's programme Landscape and Heritage, you study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes and explore the ways in which they are preserved and maintained as archaeological heritage.

Landscape and Heritage Archaeology

The Master’s programme Landscape and Heritage focuses on the significance of historical landscapes and materials in both later periods and the modern world. Natural landscape features, archaeological sites and objects from the past play an active role in the creation of social and collective memories. The programme draws close links between teaching and ongoing research, of which the application of GIS-based modelling is but one example. The programme has also forged strong ties with a number of archaeological institutions, such as the Allard Pierson.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
12 months
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. ... [+]

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion MA and PhD

The ecological challenges of the 21st century represent a crisis of values and consciousness. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. Graduate study in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program is centered in nurturing a community engaged in revitalizing the human relationship to the earth and exploring intersections of eco-spirituality, eco-justice, indigenous traditions, and eco-feminism. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into the human condition, along with profound teachings about how humans should relate to one another and to the environment. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in the service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. Core faculty are founders in the field of religion and ecology, shaping global dialogue linking spirituality and cosmology with ecology and sustainability. ... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Burren College of Art

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. ... [+]

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. As an MFA graduate, you will produce a final exhibition of both personal and collaborative work, which will demonstrate that you have acquired the skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will demonstrate capabilities for critical inquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary art and ecological issues. You will also propose and implement an achievable, interdisciplinary collaborative project that engages with ecological/environmental concerns in the Burren or on a global scale.... [-]

Ireland Galway
September 2019
2 years
Schumacher College

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to a low carbon, high well-being and res ... [+]

Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to engaging with the challenging situations we face from the local to the global levels. In a rapidly changing dynamic situation, solutions rarely remain optimal for very long and continuous active participation is a necessary ingredient for success. Growing resilience in individuals and communities is the way to keep going despite the continuous change around us.

Our program in Ecological Design Thinking embraces and explores this complex world of interactions with lively engagement and an optimistic approach. It offers powerful, practical and ecology-centred skills and knowledge to apply to a diverse range of practices from design, education and business to the more specific roles of leadership, management and consultancy.... [-]

United Kingdom Totnes
September 2019
1 year