Taught course

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Institution
Imperial College London · Ecology and Evolution
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for admission is normally an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree in a science-based subject from an UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This interdisciplinary course provides broad research training in ecology, evolution and conservation, focusing on fundamental concepts and theory, and their application to conservation and biodiversity science.

Based at Silwood Park Campus, an internationally renowned centre of excellence for ecological research, the taught course covers a range of topics, each taught by a leading researcher in that field. These internationally recognised experts use their own research as model systems to illustrate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin the study topics.

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

You also complete a five-month research project on a topic 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.

Both courses are suitable for those interested in a career in applied ecology or conservation, or in preparing for a PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
For up-to-date information please visit out website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/studentfinance/tuitionfees

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

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

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