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Ecology and Conservation (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

With this Masters degree you will develop advanced knowledge and practical skills in ecology and conservation. This will prepare you to play a role in tackling a wide range of issues as the world's ecosystems come under increasing pressure.

This hands-on degree has a strong focus on practical skills and experience, with several field trips in the UK and abroad.

You'll develop habitat monitoring, species surveying and ecological analysis skills.

The course allows you to:

  • carry out fieldwork in Exmoor, the New Forest, Spain and Belize

  • complete 2 independent research projects, working alongside our active research staff

  • choose from a selection of modules to tailor your degree to your passions

  • spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia

  • gain valuable experience from year in employment

  • develop sought-after transferable skills

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 273.92 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Depending on your A-levels and performance in year 1, you may have the opportunity to transfer to a related biological sciences degree at the end of the first year.