A minimum of an upper second-class BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject, such as ecology, environmental science, biology or zoology. Applicants with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis, taking into account relevant background and related achievements.
This programme includes one compulsory overseas field course to Borneo, during which students should expect to have to undertake physically-demanding work in remote locations. Applicants for the programme from outside the UK should ensure that there are no residency or travel restrictions that would prevent them from attending this course. Applicants with any disability that impacts upon their ability to undertake such activities should seek advice from the School before applying for this programme.
Costs for flights, accommodation and meals are fully covered by the tuition fees - you will not have to contribute additional funds towards this field trip.
English language requirements
All international students are required to provide evidence of their ability in English language.
The minimum level required for entry to our postgraduate programmes is:
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) - (6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing)
WELT (Warwick English Language Test) – BBC/BCC
TEEP (Test of English for Educational Purposes) – 6.5
Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English – B
Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English – C
Months of entry
Cutting-edge ecologists and evolutionary biologists now routinely use high-throughput DNA sequencing in their research. But it is hard to find graduates with training in both genomics and ecology/evolution. This MSc programme will train a new generation in cross-disciplinary skills with many applications in academia and industry. You will be taught by internationally recognised researchers who are applying genomic methods to a wide range of issues in ecology and evolution.
This programme is taught by a dynamic group of scientists doing cutting-edge research. For example, Professor Steve Rossiter carries out world-leading research on bat genome evolution, Dr Yannick Wurm has discovered a social chromosome in fire-ants, and Dr Richard Buggs is using genomic methods to find tree genes for resistance to ash dieback. This means that our teaching is informed by the latest developments, and individual projects can be at the leading edge of current progress. You will also benefit from state-of-the-art super-computing and informatics resources.
Information for international students
Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
- +44 (0)20 7882 3328/5889