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11 Masters of Science in Ecological Science

A master’s degree in ecological science can be a great option for students who are interested in the study of the environment and the location and protection of natural resources, and for those who are eager to create concrete solutions to ecological problems. Curious individuals may be asking, what is an MSc in Ecological Science? With this advanced degree, individuals study the relationshi… Read more

A master’s degree in ecological science can be a great option for students who are interested in the study of the environment and the location and protection of natural resources, and for those who are eager to create concrete solutions to ecological problems.

Curious individuals may be asking, what is an MSc in Ecological Science? With this advanced degree, individuals study the relationship of living organisms to one another and their surroundings. Students work to identify, monitor and assess threats to the environment and natural resources, and they strive to find new and innovative ways to solve these ecological issues.

After graduating with a master’s degree in ecological science, students may leave their university with a better understanding of ecosystems and the broader issues that may affect an environmental problem. Graduates may also gain a wide array of field experience and improved environmental planning and management skills.

Earning an advanced degree can vary in terms of cost depending on the school, the specific program and the length of the degree program. Interested students are encouraged to contact their potential school directly so that they have a better idea of the tuition and fees they may incur while completing their degree.

Individuals who receive an MSc in Ecological Science can find employment with private businesses, academic institutions such as colleges and universities, and government agencies. With this advanced degree, students can work with national parks, museums or in classrooms helping to educate the public on environmental issues. They can also work as geoscientists studying the structure of the Earth, as oceanographers investigating the properties of the ocean, and as environmental scientists helping to improve our environment by reducing pollution and waste.

Earning an advanced degree can be done online, so the opportunity to pursue an education is available no matter where students are located or how busy they may be. If you are interested in earning a master’s degree in ecological science, 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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Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional traini ... +

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. -
MSc
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Vienna, Austria

The master program “Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy" is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree. Graduates are awarded a Master of Scienc ... +

The master program “Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy" is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science (WU) degree, which is abbreviated as MSc (WU). -
MSc
Full-time
English
Oct 2021
08 Oct 2020
Campus
 
LUT University
Lappeenranta, Finland

We all want to build a society which will enable our children to prosper. In this programme, you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a mul ... +

We all want to build a society which will enable our children to prosper. In this programme, you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions which cover all of the aspects of sustainability in society. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Dijon, France

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioral Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of ani ... +

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioral Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behavior and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management. This two-year master program consists of both lessons and field trips, while half of the second year is devoted to a personal research project conducted by students in an international research team. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
19 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

This master’s program prepares students to work with the management of ecosystems, ecological communities, and populations, based on a thorough knowledge of ecological concept ... +

This master’s program prepares students to work with the management of ecosystems, ecological communities, and populations, based on a thorough knowledge of ecological concepts and theories. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Linnaeus University
Kalmar, Sweden

The Master of Science in Disease ecology builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and molecular biology in order to explore and appreciate the role diseases pla ... +

The Master of Science in Disease ecology builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and molecular biology in order to explore and appreciate the role diseases play in wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. During the first year, students are introduced to multidisciplinary aspects of disease ecology, ranging from veterinary and human medicine to molecular biology and ecology, including current research topics in the subject field. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with diseases in a temporally and spatially influenced environment, including how climate change and human activities drive the distribution and emergence of disease. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

In this course, you will learn the modern statistical methods currently used by professionals in ecology. You will learn to formulate problems, conduct appropriate analyses an ... +

In this course, you will learn the modern statistical methods currently used by professionals in ecology. You will learn to formulate problems, conduct appropriate analyses and effectively communicate results to a variety of audiences. To balance theory and application, placement opportunities will be available with partner organisations within the UK and abroad. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
10 - 24 months
English
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany

Earth’s ecosystems are exposed to various rapid environmental changes, such as global changes in climate, element cycles, land use, and biodiversity. Such changes can threaten ... +

Earth’s ecosystems are exposed to various rapid environmental changes, such as global changes in climate, element cycles, land use, and biodiversity. Such changes can threaten ecological services such as the protection against natural hazards, filtration of drinking water, food supply, and other resources. These situations, in turn, lead to economic, social, and political instability. -
MSc
4 semesters
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway +2 More

Urban Ecological Planning (UEP) is a practice-based program that enables students to develop skills and knowledge to address complex urban issues in rapidly changing social, c ... +

Urban Ecological Planning (UEP) is a practice-based program that enables students to develop skills and knowledge to address complex urban issues in rapidly changing social, cultural, political and environmental contexts. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Cupey
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This specialty includes the training of professionals capable of offering productive alternatives in the integral management of wildlife, with special attention to the protect ... +

This specialty includes the training of professionals capable of offering productive alternatives in the integral management of wildlife, with special attention to the protection and conservation of the habitat of the species. The courses of this specialty have an interdisciplinary approach in the analysis of the interaction and interdependence of the ecological, socio-economic, cultural and technological components in the management and conservation of tropical ecosystems. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
Spanish
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Besançon, France

The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of the s ... +

The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of the structure, functioning, monitoring, and management of ecosystems submitted to various natural and anthropogenic pressures, in the framework of biodiversity conservation. Half of the second year is devoted to a personal Master thesis project. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
19 Jun 2020
Campus
 

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