Research course


Bangor University · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Students need a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific discipline; alternatively a qualification or experience which is acceptable as equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is composed of a modular taught component (100 credits) and a research dissertation (80 credits). The taught component covers important generic skills such as literature searching, health and safety aspects, grant proposal writing, introduction to statistical manipulation of data (60 credits), as well as theoretical and practical skills in molecular ecology and evolutionary ecology (40 credits), including the opportunity for a tropical field course in Dominica, West Indies, or equivalent fieldwork locally.

Information for international students

For non-native English speakers there are additional requirements: IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01248 382 314