Taught course

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Biological and Chemical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCert

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will give you a scientific understanding of global ecological and evolutionary change, and provide you with the contemporary skills, tools and experience for tackling pressing environmental questions.

This programme will focus on concepts and theory essential to understanding global ecological and evolutionary change, including: state of the art techniques for environmental process research, invasive species ecology and conservation genetics. You will learn how to convert science to policy or management, and how to consult with stakeholders.

Students will spend time shadowing our multidisciplinary research teams before conducting a substantive six-month research project. These projects may be jointly supervised by colleagues at related institutes or within industry. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a field course in Borneo - see photos from this year's trip on Flickr. We will equip science graduates with the essential skills to proceed to further research via PhD or careers in consultancy and industry.

Students will have access to ‘state of the art’ analytical research facilities at the Freshwater Biological Association's River Laboratory on the River Frome in Dorset, through our River Communities Research Group. In Dorset students learn how to convert science to policy with our River Communities Group. We also offer field courses in Asia for firsthand experience of theory in action.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Please consult the individual pages on our website.
International students
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Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
N/A months
full time
12 months
flexible
N/A months
part time
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
N/A months
part time
N/A months
full time
4 months
flexible
N/A months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Name
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Email
sbcs-pgadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 3328/5889