What Will You Study
This scheme offers great flexibility of choice from a wide range of modules that meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. This vocational degree offers you the chance to blend ecological and environmental science topics with those from areas such as social science, geography, and statistics.
You will gain an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biotic environment whilst learning important skills related to environmental monitoring and management.
Graduates have gone on to careers in the environmental and conservation sectors, as well as further study for a PhD.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
- Conservation Biology
- Crop Protection
- Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
- Habitat Management
- Lake Ecology
- Wildlife Population Ecology
- Environmental Management
- Using the National Vegetation Classification
- Sustainable Soil Management
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Data assimilation and integration
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Pollution Microbiology
- Contaminated Land and Remediation
- Chemical Risk Assessment
- Global Change and the Earth System
- Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
- Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy
- Ecology, conservation and culture
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Director of Studies: Dr Ian Hartley.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
- Biological Science : PhD
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : MSc
- Data Science for the Environment : MSc
- Ecology (by Research) : MSc
- Energy and the Environment : MSc
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Environment, Culture and Society : MA
- Environmental Management and Consultancy : MA
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by Research) : MSc
- Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- Food Challenges for the 21st Century : PgCert
- Geography : PhD
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM/MA
- International Innovation (Computer Science) : MSc
- International Innovation (Design) : MSc
- International Innovation (Engineering) : MSc
- International Innovation (Entrepreneurship) : MSc
- International Innovation (Environmental Science) : MSc
- International Innovation (Telecommunications) : MSc
- Plant Sciences (by Research) : MSc (research)
- Resource and Environmental Management : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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For new students entering in 2016-17 we guarantee that your taught course tuition fees will not rise by more than 4% per annum over the standard time required to complete your scheme of study.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.