Ecology (by Research), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16670
    Tuition (Year)
    4052
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Each of these MSc Ecology (by Research) degrees from Lancaster University are designed to fit around a students research interests and are assessed on a piece of original research carried out with the Department, and subsequent submission of a dissertation.

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The MSc Ecology (by Research) degrees from Lancaster University are designed to fit around your research interests and are assessed on a piece of original research carried out with the Department, and subsequent submission of a dissertation. MSc by Research courses are suitable for those wanting to undertake only research, rather than taught courses and they are particularly suited to those who may wish to undertake research associated with their employment but would like to submit the work as a thesis for a higher degree. A range of research opportunities are available.

Typically, you will be expected to undertake an induction course, followed by an eight-month research project, and then spend three further months writing up the dissertation.

Programme Structure

  • The degree is carefully tailored to your interests, and can be particularly suitable for people undertaking research in a work based context wishing to gain an academic qualification.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry Requirements
  • Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in an appropriate subject. Industry-based applicants are eligible for entry if they can demonstrate the transferable skills required to undertake a work-based research project.
  • IELTS: 6.5

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16670 International
  • GBP 4052 EU/EEA
  • Part Time (per year):UK/EU:£2026
  • Part Time (per year):Overseas: £8,335

Funding

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