Good honours degree or equivalent
Months of entry
Insects and allied invertebrates comprise approximately 78% of the world's macro-biodiversity, whereas vertebrates, even using the most generous estimates, make up less than 3%. Insects and their relatives play an important role in all our ecosystems, they range from beneficial insects such as pollinators and natural control agents to essential parts of the decomposition cycle such as dung and carrion insects and of course, many are also important pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, in addition to those that cause human health problems.
Many insects are also rare and endangered and need to be managed for conservation. Other insects are used as model organisms for evolutionary and genetic studies.
The aims of the course are to provide students with specialized training in entomology and conservation. Specifically, the course which will (a) prepare students for a career in entomology and/or conservation, (b) offer vocational training in the area of applied entomology or insect conservation, (c) prepare students for PhD. studies and (d) enable students to make a more informed choices for further study and career development
The course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of basic and applied entomology and the issues associated with, on the one hand, their ecology and conservation and on the other the control of harmful species worldwide. The course is underpinned by an extensive programme of agri-environment research at Harper Adams and long-standing collaborations with research institutes and other organisations in the UK and overseas.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 overall (least 5.5 in each of the 4 individual components) TOEFL 90-91 overall ( least the following in each component - 21 listening; 22 reading; 23 speaking; 21 writing) Pearson PTE 58-64 overall (at least 51 in each of the 4 individual components)
Fees and funding
Information about funding can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/finance/postgraduate/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Office
- +44(0)1952 815289
- +44(0)1952 814783