Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The programme will focus on concepts and theory essential to understanding global ecological change, including: State of the art techniques for environmental process research, invasive species ecology and conservation genetics. Students will learn how to convert science to policy or management, and how to consult with stakeholders. Students will also spend time shadowing our multidisciplinary research teams before conducting a substantive 6-month project. These projects may be jointly supervised by colleagues at related institutes or within industry. We will equip science graduates with the essential skills to proceed to further research via PhD or careers in consultancy and industry.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject, such as Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology or Zoology. This programme includes a compulsory overseas field course, held in 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.

Course modules

Taught modules: Ecological theory and applications; ecosystem structure and function; statistics and bioinformatics; research frontiers in evolutionary biology; tropical field course; science, policy and management; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 7882 3328/5889