Taught course

Entomology

Institution
University of Reading · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MSc(Res)

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a suitable subject, such as biological science, geographical science, agricultural science or environmental science, but each application will be considered individually.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc by Research Entomology is one of the few research master’s programmes in entomology in the UK, this course prepares graduates from a variety of disciplines for employment in insect ecology careers.

Are you interested in insects and want a career in research or another aspect of entomology? Through theoretical and practical experience, you’ll learn how entomology is studied and applied in the UK and overseas and gain an appreciation for the range of insect-related issues in the UK and abroad.

You will also learn essential principles of research design in entomology, gain competence in a range of research methods for data collection, and gain detailed expertise in a subset relevant to your own research interests.

Develop expertise in data management and analysis, as well as the issues affecting data interpretation, and gain an understanding of the legal and ethical issues in the conduct and dissemination of a research programme.

You will learn the written and oral skills required for communicating research output, and gain an awareness of the issues facing those pursuing a career in entomological research. You’ll also gain transferable skills, such as using computers for statistics and data analysis, and the ability to collect field data on a variety of taxonomic groups.

This programme places an emphasis on CV development, and extracurricular activities help you to hone the skills and qualities desired by employers.

You will learn almost entirely through practical work, with small class sizes (mostly between five and 20 students) and no written examinations.

Information for international students

Applicants require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,430 per year
International students
£20,305 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc(Res)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk