MSc MRes Applied Ecology and Geospatial Techniques

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MRes / MSc One year full-time or two years part-time

Course Description

The current global threat to our ecosystems requires innovative solutions. That’s where ecologists equipped with the very latest theoretical and practical knowledge come in. Observing, understanding and predicting natural phenomena and the behaviour of taxa and ecosystems is a vital component in tackling the challenges the planet faces.

This course focuses on applying field techniques to survey populations and ecosystems. You’ll develop advanced quantitative skills, including statistical modelling, as well as the ability to use a range of recent and emerging geospatial technologies.

We’ll get you out in the field, making a difference where it really matters. You’ll join our thriving community of active learners and develop sought-after skills, turning you into the professionals at the forefront of the sector and reimagining the future with innovative solutions to real-world conservation challenges.

Entry Requirements


  • A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent honours biological sciences or geography degree.


  • A minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent honours biological sciences or geography degree.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

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Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The course includes in-built work-like experience. You’ll work on authentic ecological projects in collaboration with real-world industry partners, giving you practical experience and exposure to the challenges and opportunities of working in the field.

Graduates from this degree can enter various roles in the ecological, environmental and landscape planning sectors, including:

  • Ecological Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • GIS Specialist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Ecological Restoration Specialist
  • Landscape Planner
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Environmental Planner
  • Data Scientist

Module Details

  • Protected Species Surveying (20 credit points)
  • Geographical Information Systems (20 credit points)
  • Applied Population Ecology (20 credit points)
  • Applied Spatial Ecology (20 credit points)
  • Remote Sensing and Advanced Geographical Information Systems (20 credit points)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credit points)
  • Research Project (MRes 120 credit points; MSc 60 credit points)

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