UCL Division of Biosciences


Studying at the UCL People and Nature Lab

The UCL People and Nature Lab is led by the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER), a world leading centre of excellence for understanding the impact of rapid environmental change on biodiversity, how species are adapting to anthropogenic change, and how the degradation of nature impacts people and society.

Tackle the challenges of our time
We need scientists, thinkers and innovators to take on the world’s biggest ecological and environmental global challenges. Our postgraduate programmes are designed to take your understanding of these issues to the next level. Now is the time.

Top-ranked university
UCL is ranked 10th in the world for biological sciences (Shanghai Rankings 2021). UCL is rated second in the UK for research power (REF 2021).

Study with leaders in the field
The People and Nature Lab in UCL's new East campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, builds on our extraordinary breadth of world-leading expertise across disciplines, bringing together academics from ecology, engineering, computer science, social science, health and the built environment to develop innovative approaches to tackle critical global challenges. 

Explore our MSc courses

MSc Ecology and Data Science

This new MSc, the first of its kind globally, provides students with the interdisciplinary skills, theoretical and practical expertise needed to apply cutting-edge innovations in data science, citizen science, sensor technologies, and applied artificial intelligence to monitor and manage ecosystems and wildlife populations to understand and reverse catastrophic changes in global biodiversity.

MSc Ecology and Urban Engineering

This new MSc in Ecology and Urban Engineering is designed to equip you with the tools and understanding to design indoor and outdoor urban spaces that work with and for nature, bridging the gap between ecosystems and the man-made landscape.

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