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Ecology degrees abroad

Ecology refers to the study of the interactions between living creatures and their environments. It’s a type of science that involves elements of biology, mathematics, geography, geology, statistics, and physiology.

As an ecology student, you’ll learn about the science behind ecology, including the evolution of species, the organization of creature populations, and the principles of biodiversity. You’ll examine how the earth’s biological systems are coping with challenges like climate change and deforestation and will work to offer solutions. You’ll be equipped with the theoretical and practical skills that you need to kickstart a career in ecology.

You cannot truly appreciate the rich diversity of the earth’s ecosystems without leaving your home country; that’s why studying ecology abroad is a fantastic idea. Encountering new environments, habitats, and species will help you to see ecology through a global lens. You’ll work alongside international experts and will graduate with the knowledge to work anywhere in the world.

Ecology program structure

A BSc in ecology will be studied over three or four years, depending on your university. Most universities will encourage you to take a placement year during your studies where you’ll temporarily join the ranks of an environmental organization, pharmaceutical company, or something similar.

On many undergraduate programs, ecology is paired with a related subject like biodiversity, environmental science, or conservation. Most of these courses are still classified as single honors programs and cover similar ground, but it’s worth double-checking the exact course details before applying.

Once you’ve completed your bachelor’s, you can go on to study a postgraduate qualification. These programs are more research-based and you’ll need to narrow your focus. A master’s usually takes one or two years to complete, followed by a PhD which can take between four and seven years to finish.

As well as learning through lectures, tutorials, and laboratory workshops, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to undertake practical studies and fieldwork. This combination will give you a solid theoretical and practical comprehension of the subject.

What’s covered on your course will differ between institutions. A range of elective modules will help you tailor your degree to reflect your specific interests. However, most university programs will cover these core areas:

  • Ecology of animal, plants and microbes
  • Evolution
  • Cell and development biology
  • Microbiology
  • Animal and plant biology
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Laboratory and professional skills for bioscientists
  • Genes and genomes

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Ecology study abroad programs

Ecology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in ecology

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    Applied Biological Sciences (Natural Resource Ecology) - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Applied Plant Ecology - BSAG University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,620 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,838 CAD

    Start date
    July, September, January, May
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    Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (STEM) - BS California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,499 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Biological Sciences: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation - BSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in ecology

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    Applied Coastal Ecology - Dip Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,324 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,441 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in ecology

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    Forest Ecology And Management - Cert Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,837 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,837 USD

    Start date
    March, September, January
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Ecology graduate programs

Master's in ecology

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    Biological Sciences: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation - MSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    November, May
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    Ecology and Conservation with Integrated Master's - MSci Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,832 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Ecology and Environmental Management - MSc Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,904 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Ecology and the Environment - MSc Linköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,000 USD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in ecology

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    Environmental Sciences, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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Diploma in ecology

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    Applied Coastal Ecology - PGDip Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,689 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,260 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future ecology careers

The need for qualified ecologists has arguably never been greater. With so many ecosystems in jeopardy, your knowledge and skills will open doors to several rewarding and fulfilling roles across public and private sectors, including:

  • Ecological consultant
  • Conservation officer
  • Zoologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Research analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Environmental researcher
  • Environmental policy analyst

If you’re finding it difficult to figure out what your dream job is, arrange to speak with your university’s career services. They provide professional advice and guidance to help you accelerate your career.