University of Reading

University of Reading

Species Identification and Survey Skills

Learn from enthusiastic and friendly academics with a real passion for their subject. You will be able to draw on their experience, gained from years of teaching and research in both biomedical and evolutionary biology/ecology. We emphasise cross-disciplinary and quantitative approaches to research. Our interests span the broad scope of modern biology, from individual molecules to global biodiversity and sustainability. As a student in our School, you will benefit from access to our outstanding research and teaching facilities. These include the Cole Museum of Zoology and the Herbarium, which contain over 4,000 zoological specimens and around 300,000 plant specimens. Additionally, we have a range of modern, well equipped laboratories. These include automated DNA sequencers and real-time PCR machines for molecular work; a stateof- the-art imaging suite with confocal and super-resolution microscopes; dedicated microbiology laboratories for the study of bacteria and viruses; excellent computing facilities for computer-intensive work in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, protein structure, evolution and population biology; and controlled environment suites for the study of invertebrates and plants. • This programme currently has a 100% employment rate in the ecology and ecological consultancy sectors • The only UK programme to have over half of its modules overseen by consultants • Designed in partnership with RSK Group consultancy to provide the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants • Focuses on hands-on and field-based training • Offers the opportunity for a six-month placement (with bursary) with an ecological consultant

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,710 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,710 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,810 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,710 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,710 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,710 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289