Research course

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Research

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree in a science subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will give you broad experience in current whole organism research and strong theoretical, laboratory and field research skills.

Based at Silwood Park Campus, an internationally renowned centre of excellence for ecological research, this course is taught by active researchers throughout the department, and these internationally recognised experts use their own research as model systems to illustrate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin the study topics.

The course will equip you with the necessary skills to proceed to a PhD and an established career in academic, government or non-governmental organisations engaged in research into biodiversity and its protection or exploitation.

External visitors from a range of conservation organisations will highlight the issues around applying science to practical conservation.

You complete eight weeks of taught modules as research training, and then conduct two five-month research projects on topics of your choice.

The MSc course offers a wider range of instruction across a large set of research areas, allowing you to gain a clear insight into your own research interests from among current research topics. The MRes course hits the ground running: the greater focus on independent research allows you to specialise in your existing research interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Amanda Ellis
Email
amanda.ellis@imperial.ac.uk