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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our world is over-developed. Today, the damage to many of our ecosystems is a recognised fact – something must be done. This masters is your chance to play your role.

Study with us and you’ll develop an expert understanding of restoration ecology, and attempts to bring damaged ecosystems back to a more natural state. Along the way, you’ll have the support of a teaching team with an excellent track record of high-impact research, who bring their unique mix of experience into the classroom.

With six core units, you’ll first build a strong foundation linking ecological theory to restoration programmes. You’ll also look at species recovery, including reintroduction and captive breeding, as well as mastering statistical techniques for handling data. There’s considerable flexibility on offer, too, with option units ranging from avian biology and organismal genetics, to geographical information systems.

Fieldwork is central to the course. You’ll gain vital practical experience in the UK and also on your field course to Poland or Tanzania or Ecuador. The dissertation also has a strong practical element allowing you to work within ongoing restoration projects in the UK and possibly overseas.

It’s a qualification created to make an environmental impact – ensuring you leave us ready to make a real difference in the world of restoration ecology.


This is a course that can open the doors to a wide range of career paths and professional possibilities, providing a route into restoration and conservation management, environmental education, animal management as well as PhD level study.

While it provides the skills and understanding you’ll need to pursue your first role in this area, it’s also a valuable option if you’re already in a relevant role – with many students taking our masters courses as part of their professional development.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you finish your course. Dedicated careers and employability advisors in the Department and the University Careers Service will help you find the role that’s right for you.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 100 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    121 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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