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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

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

Study with us and you’ll develop an expert understanding of restoration ecology, the attempt 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.

The loss of habitats in many natural environments is a global trend. Industrial activity, population growth, urban expansion, pollution of our waterways – with human development comes damage to ecosystems the world over. But society is waking up to this issue. Now that more people recognise the value of biodiversity, many have started to turn back from exploiting nature for economic gain, and toward preserving and recovering habitats. And that means harnessing the science of restoration ecology.

That makes it a subject that’s not only wide-ranging and fascinating, but vitally important too. It’s a discipline that offers the tools to design, undertake and manage interventions in threatened ecosystems. In other words, it’s the science of making a difference.

From the scientific theory underpinning habitat restoration and species recovery, to the hands-on activities required to implement them in the real world, this programme covers every aspect. And that means learning real skills in the real habitats – with field trips to ongoing restoration projects in the UK, Europe, Africa or South America.

It’s a comprehensive programme shaped by the latest research and practice – ensuring you’ll graduate with the expertise to make a valuable contribution in a wide range of ecological roles.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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 and more. 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.

By the time you leave us, you should be equipped to pursue a career with organisations like environmental consultancies, government research and advisory bodies, zoos and NGOs, to go into teaching, or to continue your studies onto PhD level.

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you’ve finished our course. We have a variety of services on hand to help, from dedicated employability advisors to careers fairs and networking events. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per 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

  • University League Table

    54th

  • 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 3,500 students from more than 120 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

    65th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 55%

    53rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    79th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    19

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