Imperial College London

Imperial College London


This course provides a broad perspective of taxonomy and systematics, together with relevant practical experience.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a biological or environmental subject. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements) or equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Theory and philosophy of phylogenetic reconstruction; morphological character analysis; microscopy and image analysis; molecular systematics; taxonomic revisions; phylogenetics computing; statistical approaches to biodiversity; conservation genetics; specimen handling and collection management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a major project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DIC Full-time - 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 9,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 18,800 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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