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University of Aberdeen: Environmental and Ecological Sciences

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Biological Sciences View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


This programme will bridge the interface between two important disciplines: Environmental Science and Ecology. It aims to help you develop the knowledge and practical skills required to tackle important environmental issues by applying appropriate ecological theory. The line that separates ecological and environmental sciences has become less distinct in recent years due to the increased demand for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work. This programme will give you an understanding of both these disciplines, as well as allowing you to integrate knowledge across these disciplines.

By taking this degree, you will be equipped with relevant skills in environmental policy, legislation, risk assessment models, environmental analytical instrumentation, understanding the use and implementation of environmental models, placing ecology within the landscape, looking at ecological niches and exploring how ecology impacts society. These skills will make you an ideal candidate for positions within both the environmental science and ecological science sectors such as consultancies, regulators and NGOs. Furthermore, you will develop key research skills preparing you for a PhD and career in ecological and environmental research.


University of Aberdeen
School of Biological Sciences

Nature on our doorstep
At the School of Biological Sciences, we are recognised internationally for our expertise in zoology, marine biology, plant and soil science, physiology, ecology and conservation. This is because our teaching is delivered by world-class experts and because we make the most of our fantastic location. To the west of Aberdeen is the UK’s largest national park and to the east and north there are diverse natural marine habitats.

Our programmes are cutting-edge and forward looking enhanced by significant contributions from staff of leading research laboratories located in Aberdeen, …

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