M.INC.ECOL.630: Advanced Ecology

Learning outcome

Prescription: An advanced study of current topics in ecology.
Aims: To provide students with an understanding of ecology at an advanced level with a major emphasis on the current areas of debate on ecological theory.
Key Objectives: By the end of the course the students will be able to critically discuss several specific issues in ecology.


  • Seminar: Advanced Ecology (Seminar)
  • Practical course: Advanced Ecology


  • Exam: Assessment, Historical contrast Essay, Review Essay, Presentation
  • Examination requirements:After successfully completing this course students will be able to:
    1. Critically discuss ecological theory
    2. Develop clear arguments based on the peer-reviewed literature regarding ecological theory
    3. Critically evaluate the ecological theory and its application

Further details

  • Admission requirements: None
  • Recommended previous knowledge: None
  • Language: English
  • Person responsible for module: Hannah Buckley
  • Course frequency: Each winter semester
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of repeat examinations permitted: Twice
  • Recommended Semester: First to third semester
  • Maximum number of students: 10