UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation

Biodiversity, evolution and conservation are of growing importance due to climate change, extinction, and habitat destruction. This new research-led programme is run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology and the Natural History Museum, providing a rigorous training and unparalleled opportunities across the full breadth of pure and applied research in evolutionary, ecological, and conservation science.

Entry requirements

Normally, a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in life sciences, environmental sciences or related subject area, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.

Course modules

Core modules: research skills; current topics in biodiversity, evolution and conservation research; analytical tools in biodiversity, evolutionary and conservation research; research project i; research project ii.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, presentations, assigned papers, as well as data analysis and interpretation. The seminar series includes mandatory seminars at UCL, the Natural History Museum and the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London). Assessment is through essays, project reports, presentations and practicals. The two research projects are assessed by dissertation, and poster or oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 13,685 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 24,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
0207 679 7381