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
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
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.
For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Based at the Natural History Museum, London.
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||40|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||20|
|Dissertation||40 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Jennifer Bennett