Taught course

Taxonomy and Biodiversity

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are an Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours degree from a UK academic institution in a biological or environmental subject (e.g. zoology, botany, microbiology, agriculture and veterinary science), or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This taught course is based mainly at the Natural History Museum, where you will attend lectures, together with computer and laboratory-based practicals. The Natural History Museum is in South Kensington, just a five-minute walk from Imperial's main campus.

The programme will equip you with quantitative and analytical skills in computing, morphological and molecular techniques in systematics, taxonomy and biodiversity research.

As well as a one-week field course at Imperial’s Silwood Park Campus, you will also have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen subject during an independent four-month research project, based either at the Museum or the Silwood Park Campus.

You may choose to undertake fieldwork carrying out biodiversity surveys, work in the molecular laboratories, or use the Natural History Museum’s world-renowned collection of natural history specimens.

The unique location of this course enables you to attend regular seminars given by top researchers and to have important networking opportunities for future PhDs and careers.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation40 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Jennifer Bennett
Email
jennifer.bennett@imperial.ac.uk