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A Master of Science is a graduate degree that often takes full-time students one to two years to complete. Students must have a bachelor’s degree before starting the program.

What is an MSc in Ecosystems? This field of study looks at research, social sciences, life and physical aspects that affect the conservation of the ecosystem. Some universities may take a holistic approach to this study, while others may engross students in science and social science. Students may be expected to sit through lectures, participate in research projects and complete papers. The courses required for this field of study can vary from one university to the next but may include ecosystem research and biogeochemistry, biodiversity and ecosystems, evolutionary and ecological foundations of biodiversity, and investigation design and data analysis.

Throughout the course of this education, students learn how to make decisions, communicate and analyze. These skills are useful in potential scientific careers, and they can also make everyday life easier. With this degree, students may qualify for a higher starting salary.

Before applying to a program, people should learn about the potential costs. Tuition can differ from school to school and year to year.

This field of study can prepare students for a wide range of jobs. Many students end up working in a scientific field, but others may choose to use their transferrable skills as business administrators or policymakers. Some career possibilities include ecological researcher, environmental agent, ecosystem engineer, ecological consultation specialist and professor. Thanks to the skills and knowledge gained through an MSc in Ecosystems, participants can also choose to further their education before joining the workforce.

Where can students receive an MSc in Ecosystems? Many schools around the world offer programs in this field either on campus or online. 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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2 Results in Ecosystems

University of Amsterdam

In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of ... [+]

In the two-year track Future Planet Ecosystem Science of the Master’s programme Earth Sciences, you will learn quantitative methods and gain an in-depth understanding of concepts of geo-ecological systems, essential to face the grand challenges regarding the global change, the management of ecosystems, and their services upon which humans rely.

Why specialise in Future Planet Ecosystem Science?

Human impact on our planet has reached unprecedented proportions. This severely affects biodiversity, geo-ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. We urgently need an in-depth understanding of the functioning of geo-ecosystems, to predict the effects of local and global change (land use change, eutrophication, pollution, climate change) and to successfully manage Earth's systems (e.g. through integrated land management, spatial planning, nature and soil conservation). Only then can we rely on the use of ecosystem services in a sustainable way.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Lund University

This Master's programme enables you to gain first hand theoretical and practical skills in complex issues and technical systems within the area of environmental sciences, ... [+]

This programme enables you to gain first hand theoretical and practical skills in complex issues and technical systems within the area of environmental sciences, physical geography and climate change. You will gain in-depth knowledge of environmental and climate systems, global environmental issues and global cycling, climatology and climatic change, ecosystems analysis, biogeophysics and geomorphology.

Programme modules/courses

Courses and number of credits: Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles (15), Climate Change and its Impacts on the Environment (15), Ecosystem Modelling (15), Biosphere-atmosphere Interactions (15), Global Ecosystem Dynamics (15), Master’s degree thesis (30), electives (15).... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus