Taught course

Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Imperial College London · Ecology and Evolution

Entry requirements

The expected requirement will be normally at least an Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours degree in a biological, ecological, or other life sciences-based subject, or in a physical-sciences subject, from a UK academic institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification, and an A level in mathematics or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Over the past 10-20 years, biology has become increasingly quantitative, and mathematical sciences have in turn been increasingly influenced by biology. In this unique course we teach quantitative methods and biological concepts together, through the application of the methods to cutting-edge biological research problems.

The course is suitable for:

  • Life scientists wishing to expand their quantitative skills in light of the increasingly quantitative nature of modern biology.
  • Physical scientists (mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, computer scientists) with a strong interest in biology.
  • The course serves as ideal preparation for either PhD studies or employment in fields of applied quantitative biology, such as resource management and conservation.

Information for international students

For up to date information please visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/campuses/silwood-park/prospective-students/international-students/

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,600 (2017 entry)
International students
£19,600 (2017 entry)

For up to date information please visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20

Course contact details

Amanda Ellis