Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Conduct independent research in one or more fields of ecosystem science;
- Review and critically assess the scientific literature;
- Formulate and evaluate hypotheses;
- Design and conduct laboratory, field and/or social studies as appropriate to the field(s) of the research project;
- Analyse and interpret data;
- Clearly communicate scientific results in written and oral presentations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
The Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) offers students the flexibility to develop their own interests by selecting from a wide range of coursework subjects, including discipline core subjects and a professional skills module that provides high-level training in the areas of science communication, data analysis and modelling, ethics and/or leadership in science.
This degree provides students with essential skills, knowledge and research training through a Research Project in one of the discipline areas represented in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. These include: conservation biology, ecology, ecophysiology, environmental psychology, environmental and landscape management, forest science, genetics, horticulture, hydrology and soil science.
As a graduate, you may find a rewarding career in:
- Environmental consultancy
- Government & non-profit organisations