Taught course

Ecology and Environmental Biology

University of Glasgow · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A second class Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant scientific subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.

Please also include with your application:

  • a CV
  • Two references
  • A personal statement

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Research (MRes) programme in Ecology and Environmental Biology provides research training for students wishing to enter a PhD programme or seeking a career in ecological science.

  • The MRes Ecology and Environmental Biology degree programme draws on the research interests of a large number of University staff in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and allows you the chance to obtain experience in a wide range of modern research techniques.
  • There is considerable expertise in this area of biology available at Glasgow, especially in ornithology, fish biology, aquatic ecosystems, epidemiology, modelling and physiological, molecular and evolutionary ecology.
  • On-campus facilities are complemented by excellent research and teaching facilities available at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) and Cochno Farm and Research Centre.
  • You will be encouraged to tailor the MRes Ecology and Environmental Biology programme to your own specific requirements and interests from the courses and projects offered.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £20,150

Please consider the scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

This Masters programme is mainly intended to provide a training for students who hope to enter a PhD programme in the areas of ecology and environmental biology, and who wish training in transferable skills and in ecological and environmental disciplines.

Course contact details

MVLS Ecolbio