Masters Programs in Ecology

Compare 28 Masters Programs in Ecology

Ecology

Ecology is a subdivision of Biology and focuses on the study of living organisms. The beginning of Ecology, which was simply the recording of natural history, dates as far back as to the times of Hippocrates and Aristotle. If you are interested in this exciting and interesting branch of biology, then a Master in Ecology may be the degree for you.

With a Master in Ecology, students often focus on issues such as life processes, movement of material through habitats, distribution of organisms, development of ecosystems, and biodiversity. Conservation biology is a perfect place for practical applications of ecology, and many graduates holding a Master in Ecology go on to rewarding careers in this field.

Listed below are several Master in Ecology programs being offered in this field for interested post-graduate students. If you are considering taking a Master in Ecology, then this is the right site to be at. Here is a list of programs offered on a global scale. Scroll down and see if these are of interest to you!

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Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Iceland Westfjords + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draw... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

 

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]


Master in Nature Conservation

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree programme is open for bachelor´s degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. [+]

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree programme is open for bachelor´s degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. The NCO programme is best suited for those wishing to acquire advanced knowledge and research-based skills in nature conservation. The NCO programme provides a solid understanding in both applied and theory-based resource conservation and management, based on principles of applied landscape ecology. NCO is an accredited degree programme required for practice of management of protected landscape areas with the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, the EU and applicable international locations as well. The studies center on sustainable natural resources; students will acquire advanced knowledge on a range of methods for conserving the biosphere, applied landscape ecology, land reclamation, game management, and methods of environmental assessment. In addition to applied biological disciplines, the courses emphasise legislation, the economy and the use of GIS tools. Due to the field’s wide scope, graduates will have very good success at many institutions which deal with the conservation of nature and landscapes. They will be able to find and process information from various industries and transform multidisciplinary knowledge into practice in modern nature conservation. Suitable for graduates of following bachelor programmes and similar fields of study: Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Botany, Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Sciences [-]

Master in Ecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

This is an education for you that have a bachelor degree in biology and wish to get a more advanced knowledge in ecology to increase your possibilities to get... [+]

Master's Programme in Ecology

 

This is an education for you that have a bachelor degree in biology and wish to get a more advanced knowledge in ecology to increase your possibilities to get an advanced job within companies and governments or the merit yourself for future studies as a PhD student.The master program in ecology will give you an advanced knowledge of ecological theory that is necessary for planning and executing research and nature conservation. The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the department of Ecology and Environmental Science. Most of the practical exercises have their focus on northern ecosystems but the education is still highly international since general theory and global environmental problems like overfishing, forestry, river regulations, pollution and climate changes are central themes in many courses.The education gives skills to identify and characterize ecological problems plan and execute investigations and determine and study biological material. You will also learn how to analyze data statistically and how to present and interpret the results in a report. All courses in the master program are given in English.... [-]


Master's Degree In Marine Biology

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Spain A Coruña

This master's degree aims to train professionals in tasks related to marine biology and improve the training of those already engaged in these activities. The aim is to train research personnel for their incorporation into scientific research centers in marine biology, or to the research teams of public, private and corporate bodies. [+]

Introduction This master's degree aims to train professionals in tasks related to marine biology and improve the training of those already engaged in these activities. The aim is to train research personnel for their incorporation into scientific research centers in marine biology, or to the research teams of public, private and corporate bodies. Why study the degree Marine biologists are responsible for many tasks in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture. For example, working for the public administration to estimate and monitor stocks of marine species, business consultants and NGOs, analyzing data from satellite monitoring systems, or as scientific researchers. The research work has application not only in the field of knowledge advance, but also as a service to the administration in the monitoring and control of the quality of the marine environment or developing new exploitable resources Structure of the Study Basic subjects The marine environment: Physical Oceanography Botany Marine Marine Zoology Marine Microbiology Marine Ecology Physiology of Marine Organisms Molecular Bases of Adaptation to the Marine Environment Marine Organism Study Techniques Experimental Design and Information Resources Common subjects Techniques for Sampling and Recognition of Marine Organisms and Communities Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing Environmental Management: Socioeconomics, Environmental Education and Legislation Sustainable uses and management of the marine environment Biology of Conservation Genetic Diversity and its Applications to the Study of Marine Organisms Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology Marine Resources Biology of Exploited and Potentially Exploitable Species Evaluation and Exploitation of Resources on the Coast Fisheries and Exploitation of Fishery... [-]

Masters in Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 India Patna

Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. [+]

Masters in Ecology. THE SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. Diverse perspectives are used to analyse contemporary environmental concerns in order to develop meaningful solutions. The School traverses a broad range of academic pursuits across natural sciences and social sciences, to promote education and research on the interactions between the natural environment and human activities. Focus Areas The thrust areas of the School are: Human Ecology Hydrology Food and Agriculture Disaster management Climate Change Energy Studies The Master’s Programme The School currently offers a two-year Masters’ programme and is planning to launch a Doctoral programme in 2017. The course is designed for international students from diverse backgrounds, including social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and engineering. All Master’s students are required to obtain a minimum of 48 credits spread over 4 semesters, with a summer internship during the vacation between the first and second years. The curriculum comprises a mix of core and elective courses. The first two semesters provide breadth of knowledge, through multi-disciplinary courses, to cover core concepts around key environmental dimensions. These include earth sciences, ecology, economics and social dimensions of environment, along with introductory research methods, during the... [-]

European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The European Master in Renewable Energy is a programme offered at the School of Engineering of Hanze UAS in cooperation with EUREC, aimed at training post-graduate students to fill the gap between growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. [+]

European Master in Renewable Energy: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mre * Tuition fees: EU/EEA: € 2,006 (per year)/ NON-EU/EEA: € 11,500 (full tuition fee). However, an EU student already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €7,300, for the full programme. ​​​​Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012. Order our brochure now, or sign up for the open day.​ The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology. ​ Programme overview Core The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands... [-]

Master Sustainability Science

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological [+]

Masters in Ecology. Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological framework, and by means of which strategy sustainable development can move forward. These questions form the starting point of our inter- and transdisciplinary research-oriented, and problem-focused Master's program Sustainability Science. CONTENT AND IDEA A distinctive feature of the Sustainability Sciences program is its balance between sustainable natural sciences and sustainable humanities. Our goal is to look at social-ecological systems in an academically grounded and interdisciplinary manner. We will examine the processes which form the material and energetic basis for environmental sustainability problems as well as potential practical solutions from the perspective of sustainable natural sciences. In complex social-ecological systems these material processes are closely interconnected with economic, juridical, political, and cultural contexts as well as with strategies and practices of important social actors. These immaterial prerequisites and conditions of environmental sustainability problems and the way these problems are addressed are the subject of sustainable humanities. [-]

Master in Eco-Social Design

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. [+]

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. Design is a catalyst of change. Cornerstones and characteristics Designers can help to envision and enable resilient projects locally, which can be adapted elsewhere – multiplied and networked globally. We use the region that we are placed in – the alps – to practice and teach ways of working, which can be applied in other regions, too. The Master enables young creative professionals to design for sustainable practices of production, consumption and living. With this aim the design of products, interactive applications and communications are approached as an integrated task. Students learn to work on design projects equipped with a transdisciplinary set of instruments beyond design, gathered from social and environmental sciences, economics and business, technology and crafts. Teaching and learning are organized in in multidisciplinary projects, where theory and practice are integrated in order to deal with complex questions and develop effective “answers” through the means of design. The master’s program works across several fields of design and provides possibilities to specialize in specific design disciplines, skills and/or areas of application. You will collaborate in teams, in beautiful spaces, and with external experts and stakeholders. The Faculty provides an environment that fosters creative, personal and professional development. It offers state-of-the-art... [-]

Master Ecology And Sustainable Development

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 France Angers

This master (bac + 5) trains executives with multi-skills in ecology of natural resources, urban ecology and environmental management in a sustainable development perspective. [+]

Masters in Ecology. TRAINING OBJECTIVES Acquire knowledge and depth skills in different areas of the environment Learning to manage environmental issues through two routes to choose from: Ecology course of natural resources and sustainable development (ERNDD) facing the management of natural and anthropogenic Urban ecology course and sustainable development (EUDD) facing the management of urban ecosystems Ability to validate the IT and Internet Certificate Level 2: environmental activities and sustainable development (c2i2 MEAD). + THE TRAINING Success rate close to 100% Human scale workforce Personalized monitoring of the student Professionalizing of studies: Internship 4 months in the first year and 6 months in 2nd year Professional contract Possibility of 2nd year [training schedule adapted to alternately linked to time in Company] Tutored project in 2nd year The possibility of a semester and / or internship abroad Suitable equipment and infrastructure A vibrant student life Study tours on the themes of eco-construction and applied ecology. TRADES AND SECTORS Official representative or responsible for environmental studies Eco-Environmental Advisor / Planning Head of Sustainable Development Project Manager natural spaces Environmental Engineer Responsible for communication and mediation Development Officer and animation of the territory Independant consultant Responsible for regulatory monitoring studies Independent consultant to construction companies Domain: Science, Technology and Health Mention: Ecology, Environment Specialty: Ecology and Sustainable Development ADMISSION Hold a license (to enter M1) or M1 (to enter M2) in the following areas: biology, ecology, environment, geography, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or energy engineering Possibility to take the training in continuing... [-]

Master in Ecology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution... [+]

Master in Ecology

 

Ecologists investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment. As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. You will study Ecology from a plant, animal and systems perspective. Ecological processes are investigated from the molecular level on to the regional and global scale, where field observations and experiments are used to identify ecosystems’ patterns and functions.

 

 

Specializations

The Ecology and Evolution specialization is a combination of the former Ecology and Evolution programmes of both universities. The track offers the same package of courses to MSc students of both universities. This means that you will share classes and teachers with students from the other university. A unique opportunity to profit from the diversity in scientific expertise, teaching experience, research equipment and all other facilities the two universities can offer you. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology is a new programme developed at  the VU and UvA operating in the multidisciplinary fields of Ecology, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Sciences. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at VU Amsterdam.The Limnology and Oceanography (UvA) track is an existing programme at the UVA studying theBiology, Chemistry and Physics of freshwater ecosystems... [-]


Master's Degree in Marine Ecology (MECM)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Palma de Mallorca

In line with that which is established in article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 and modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, in order to be admitted into the Master's degree programme in marine ecology, applicants must be in possession of an official university degree, issued by an institution of higher learning from a state within the European Higher Education Area, that allows for holders of the degree to access Master's level studies in that country. [+]

Masters in Ecology. New student profile and admission criteria In line with that which is established in article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 and modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, in order to be admitted into the Master's degree programme in marine ecology, applicants must be in possession of an official university degree, issued by an institution of higher learning from a state within the European Higher Education Area, that allows for holders of the degree to access Master's level studies in that country. Additionally, holders of degrees from education systems outside of the European Higher Education Area can access the programme without having to validate the degree as long as the university verifies that the degree ensures that the holder has achieved a level of education equivalent to that which is provided by a corresponding official Spanish degree and the degree allows the holder to access postgraduate level studies in the country from which it was issued. Admittance to the programme in this way does not imply the official validation of the degree nor does it make reference to any recognition other than allowing the holder to study in this Master's programme. This programme is especially designed for students with degrees in biology, marine sciences, or other similar programmes. Given its interdisciplinary nature, graduates from other disciplines within the scope of this Master's degree may also study in the programme. In addition to the corresponding accreditation of having the competences needed for this Master's programme, the following criteria will be... [-]

Master In Marine Bio-Ecology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention ... [+]

final test characteristics. The final exam consists of the discussion, in open session of a thesis exclusively experimental character, which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, the thesis will be written in Italian or English. The experimental activity contributes to the formation of a biologist with marine setting by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of studies with the aim of developing autonomy in research, critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of experimental data, as well as skills in experimental practices related to research biological applied to the sea, its resources and conservation. During discussion of the dissertation, the student must, also, demonstrate that they have assimilated well the topics covered during the studies in order to be able to play a leading role for the activities for which it is named. The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course. Skills required for access. Students wishing to enroll in the Master of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology must be in possession of a Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid under current legislation. For access to the Master of Science as well as proving the possession of curricular requirements corresponding to adequate number of credits in groups of scientific areas that will be defined in the academic regulations, and a good mastery of basic biological disciplines for preparation of the biologist who provide the essential knowledge about the... [-]

Master in Biology of Organisms and Ecology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. [+]

Masters in Ecology. This program is taught in FRENCH. The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. This programme covers a vast range of research fields including management of natural spaces, oceanography, marine biology, anthropology, entomology, ornithology... Emphasis is placed on rigorous foundations in the sciences both in the laboratory and in the field. Students may choose between three specialised study clusters developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. Outline of the programme The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers state-of-the-art training supported by constant application of learning through internships in companies and/or laboratories in Belgium and abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in such fields as marine biology and entomology (pollining insects), for example. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to care for laboratory animals. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories. Special attention is given to learning scientific communication in both French and English thanks to research seminars and "Scientific Workshop Training". Students tailor their own curriculum (2/3 of the programme is electives) to include a great amount of lab work as well as internships in companies or... [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate... [-]

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. [+]

Masters in Ecology. Joint master in Alpine Ecology Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. Why Alpine Ecology? The study will provide students with a better and broader understanding of present and future challenges and threats that alpine environments are facing. Through lectures and fieldwork/laboratory exercises students will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate sustainable management and conservation strategies in alpine areas, and to do so in accordance with ethical and scientific guidelines. The ecology and management practices of alpine ecosystems in Norway (boreal) and Slovakia (temperate) will be highlighted. The study program consists of various courses comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). Teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program, and places high demands on student’s ability to work independently. Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on independent study under the supervision of Professors. Further study opportunities Students who graduate from this program can move on to PhD programs in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research. [-]