Master of Science Degrees in Ecology

Compare 28 MSc Programs in Ecology

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Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.

Ecology is an academic subject that covers topics such as animal ecology, conservation biology, and ecological theory. Individuals may be better prepared for a future career in ecology as they improve their foundational knowledge, as well as their field-specific skills, while studying in their academic program.

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Master in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Houston + 1 more

This degree is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by business and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. As an interdisciplinary program, it aims to give students the ability to predict environmental problems, not just solve them. It emphasizes core quantitative topics such as statistics, remote sensing, data analysis, and modeling. In addition, it teaches laboratory and computer skills and allows students to focus their education by taking electives in relevant fields. [+]

"Environmental consulting companies seek to hire motivated individuals with a solid background in applying quantitative skills to solve and prevent environmental problems. In addition, as consultants, these individuals need to be able to communicate effectively and have a keen sense of management and business practices. Graduates from Rice University's Professional Master's Program in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making will possess these qualities and be a tremendous asset to us and others in our field."

– Chuck Newell, Vice President, Groundwater Services, Inc.

Environmental Analysis and Decision Making is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. It is a cross-disciplinary effort incorporating courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology. Graduates will be prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies. In addition to track courses, the students will take a management course, a policy and ethics course, and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other Professional Master's Program tracks.... [-]


Masters in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time October 2018 Austria Vienna

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). [+]

SEEP (Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy) is an innovative, internationally unique program that equips participants with the necessary theoretical background and factual information about the interconnected dynamics of economic and social systems and the physical environment. The program also enables participants to understand different problem situations and use appropriate analytical tools to engage in decision processes and longer-term policy on multiple spatial levels. The strong interdisciplinary background acquired in SEEP equips graduates with the skills to play a leading role in resolving the critical economic, environmental and social problems of the 21st century.

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Master of Science in Systematic Biology and Ecology

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Master studies of Systematic Biology and Ecology follows the Bachelor degree program. Students are educated also in other biological disciplines close to this specialization, which will prove to be very useful for successful transfer of their knowledge into practice. [+]

Students of Systematic Biology and Ecology are continuously educated, for example, in the entomology, hydrobiology, behavioral ecology, acarology, bryology, mineralogy and paleontology, parasitology, ornithology, biotechnology or dynamics and management of forest ecosystems.

The staff and students, who actively participate in the research from the beginning of their studies, are all engaged in various research projects exploring the ecological and biological issues of the region Eastern Bohemia. The main research interests of the academic staff include botanical research, mostly in protected areas, physiology of plants, entomology, parasitology, zoology of chordates, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, agrochemistry, geomorphology or geo-dendrology.... [-]


MSc in Ecological Engineering

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Magdeburg

Ecological Engineering is the translation of ecological principles into societal and technical action, meaning the adaptation of construction techniques, material flow cycles, material flow management, spatial symbioses of material and energy users, and energy cascades so that they are benign to nature. [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies The programme begins in winter and summer semesters. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 July (winter semester) or 31 January (summer semester) via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

Ecological Engineering is the translation of ecological principles into societal and technical action, meaning the adaptation of construction techniques, material flow cycles, material flow management, spatial symbioses of material and energy users, and energy cascades so that they are benign to nature. The Master’s degree programme equips students to develop, on a scientific foundation, concepts and techniques for sustainable management of vital resources like water, soil, biomass and fauna and for the restoration and reclamation of ecosystems and for decentralised supply and waste disposal, bearing in mind the organisation of the use and protection of these natural resources in the context of regional and local societies as well as in research, industry and administration. Degree course content The education programme consists of the following modules: Mathematics and Modelling... [-]


MSc Ecology and Ecosystems

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Austria Vienna

The master program Ecology and Ecosystems (MEC) addresses fundamental problems in ecology in a holistic way. [+]

The master program Ecology and Ecosystems (MEC) addresses fundamental problems in ecology in a holistic way. Core topics are the role of organisms in the functionality of ecosystems, and the factors responsible for the spatial and temporal variations in biodiversity and functioning of systems. The study program takes both an organismic and an ecosystem-based approach to ecology — thereby complementing two related curricula at the University of Vienna. These are Environmental Sciences, which is strongly rooted in geosciences, and Conservation Biology & Biodiversity Management (in the German language), which is specifically devoted to the theory and practice of nature conservation — from the species to the landscape level.... [-]


MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address this. [+]

MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

We’re in the middle of a biodiversity crisis; the sixth mass extinction event on Earth. Over half of the world’s wildlife has vanished in the last fifty years.

There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address this.

COURSE DETAILS

The programme has a backbone of taught academic lectures covering the full spectrum of subjects contained within conservation biology including:

Animal behaviour Biodiversity Conservation genetics Emerging plant pathogens Environmental economics Environmental impact assessment Grassland management Invasion biology Marine conservation Soil biology Wildfire ecology WHAT ELSE WILL YOU DO? ... [-]

MSc Ecologies of Cities

University of Salford
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Urban Ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field which seeks to understand and address crucial 21st-century issues relating to both humans and nature in built environment settings. Course content is drawn from the principles of ecological science and the complex processes occurring in continually developing urban spaces. [+]

In Brief: Equip yourself with the skill set required to take advantage of career opportunities in the UK and abroad in an emerging interdisciplinary field Benefit from the expertise and networks of academic staff from two schools within the university - the School of the Built Environment and the School of Environment and Life Sciences Flexible study options and intakes give you the opportunity to work and study at the same time or study at a time that is right for you Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

Urban Ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field which seeks to understand and address crucial 21st-century issues relating to both humans and nature in built environment settings. Course content is drawn from the principles of ecological science and the complex processes occurring in continually developing urban spaces.... [-]


MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert in Sustainable Engineering: Architecture and Ecology

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course will provide you with a critical understanding of the relationship between architecture and ecology. You'll look at both from a theoretical perspective. This will be done by instructional modules taken at Strathclyde in Glasgow during the first three months of study. The practical demonstration of this relationship will be through project work at the urban laboratory Arcosanti in Arizona. [+]

Why this course?

This course will provide you with a critical understanding of the relationship between architecture and ecology. You'll look at both from a theoretical perspective. This will be done by instructional modules taken at Strathclyde in Glasgow during the first three months of study. The practical demonstration of this relationship will be through project work at the urban laboratory Arcosanti in Arizona.

The Cosanti Foundation, established by Dr. Paolo Soleri in 1964, is an education-based architecture and urban design not-for-profit organization located in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The Foundation established the world-renowned Arcosanti project in 1970 as an urban laboratory focused on researching alternatives to urban sprawl, based on Soleri's work on ecological architecture, and his proposals for the design of future cities.... [-]


MSc in Life Scicences and Ecology

University Politehnica of Bucharest
Campus 2 years September 2018 Romania Bucharest

The SCIVEC master programme is based on the ECTS system and is offered by the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Material Sciences through the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry. The SCIVEC master programme is aimed at developing complementary abilities for chemistry, biology and physics teachers, helping them in their teaching activity. [+]

MSc Degrees in Ecology. About

The SCIVEC master programme is based on the ECTS system and is offered by the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Material Sciences through the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry.

The SCIVEC master programme is aimed at developing complementary abilities for chemistry, biology and physics teachers, helping them in their teaching activity.

A major objective of this master programme is to offer a multi- and inter-disciplinary education as shown by its four-semester curriculum.

The SCIVEC master programme provides both didactic and professional training as detailed below:Professional training:... [-]


European MSc Agroecology

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 France Lyon

The European MSc Agroecology is a European program coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). [+]

The European MSc Agroecology is a European Master’s program coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The European MSc Agroecology is a two-year program (120 ECTS), professionally oriented, to study interactions among agricultural, food and environmental sciences in a socially oriented and action driven perspective.

The objective of the program is to prepare graduates to produce innovation in agroecology, to create and support sustainability in the farming and food systems.The program provides the ecological principles to study, design and manage agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource preserving, socially just and economically viable. It prepares students to link theory to practice and to cope with the complex situation at different scales by combining scientific learning with professional and practical experiences.... [-]


MSc in Land Restoration and Reclamation

Cranfield University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Swindon Cranfield + 1 more

Designed to meet the increasing demands to manage and restore the degraded land as close as possible to its original status, this course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land and fully restored ecosystems. [+]

Designed to meet the increasing demands to manage and restore the degraded land as close as possible to its original status, this course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land and fully restored ecosystems.

Who is it for?

Land reclamation and restoration MSc is suitable for ecology, science, geography and engineering graduates, or professionals from either a science or technical background.

The course comprises eight taught modules, an integrated group project, and an individual thesis project. It provides the skills to assess, plan and implement strategies needed to restore, reclaim and remediate degraded land in order to support ecosystems functions and services.... [-]


Master in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the master's degree program, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. The programme is diverse and multidisciplinary: teaching is done with lectures, laboratory and computer training courses, interactive seminars, study tours and field courses. The field courses range from the northern subarctic region to tropical rainforests. The Centres of Excellence of Metapopulation Biology and Biological Interactions are located in our department. [+]

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Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the master's degree program, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. The program is diverse and multidisciplinary: teaching is done with lectures, laboratory and computer training courses, interactive seminars, study tours and field courses. The field courses range from the northern subarctic region to tropical rainforests. The Centres of Excellence of Metapopulation Biology and Biological Interactions are located in our department.... [-]


MSc. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This programme has been designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the science of biological diversity and its conservation. The programme is taught in modules, and these are grouped into theoretical components, practical research skills, and modules dealing with individual desk-based and experimental research projects. [+]

This programme has been designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the science of biological diversity and its conservation. The programme is taught in modules, and these are grouped into theoretical components, practical research skills, and modules dealing with individual desk-based and experimental research projects. The course is taught through a variety of methods - lectures, practical classes, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures are used - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and dissertations. The approach is to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course.... [-]


Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Lappeenranta

In this master's programme, you will develop interdisciplinary skills in technology, management, energy production, industrial and community by-product flows, environmental management and economics, and green chemistry. [+]

We all want to build a truly sustainable society. As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, there is a growing need to contribute more effectively to problem-solving. Recognising the sustainability challenges facing the world today, we want you to achieve a better understanding of integrated solutions to complex environmental problems. Solutions to these global challenges such as environmental sustainability calls for systems thinking.

By understanding the broader context in which the challenges lie, we are able to identify more sustainable solutions.

In this master's programme, you will develop interdisciplinary skills in technology, management, energy production, industrial and community by-product flows, environmental management and economics, and green chemistry. You will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and to view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspects of sustainability on a wide range in the society.... [-]


MSc Industrial Ecology

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects. [+]

The Master of Science in Industrial Ecology (IE) offers talented students from around the world the opportunity to enhance their expertise and work on the grand challenge to achieve global prosperity within the planetary boundaries.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Industrial Ecology is an emerging scientific discipline that takes a systemic approach to environmental problems. An interdisciplinary approach, integrating technical, environmental and social frames of reference, is essential for sustainable development. The Master in Industrial Ecology is a co-operation between Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. Both universities are at the forefront of the field of Industrial Ecology.... [-]