Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Freshwater and Marine Ecology

This programme has been designed to balance the latest in ecological theory with practical application in both freshwater and marine systems. Students will take part in three residential field-courses (Dorset, Cumbria and one from either the Western Isles of Scotland, Borneo or Crete) for practical 'hands-on' training.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum 2nd class Honours) in a relevant subject such as environmental science, biology, chemistry or geography; individuals with relevant professional qualifications or other experience and qualifications also be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Ecosystem structure and function; aquatic systems: hydrological, hydrochemical and geomorphological processes; statistics and bioinformatics; science into policy and management (includes week in Dorset); sampling and surveying techniques for ecology (includes week in Cumbria). Optional modules: Marine mammals and turtles (fieldcourse to western isles of scotland); catchment hydrology: managing water resources and hydrological extremes; biogeochemistry: carbon, nutrients and pollutants in aquatic systems; tropical ecology and conservation (fieldcourse to borneo).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of coursework alone, this is usually in the form of a research project or dissertation, and the tutor or project supervisor offers guidance and support in the researching and writing of this piece of assessment. Students are also assessed on a supervised 10,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

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