MRes in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Research
This course will give you broad experience in current whole organism research and strong theoretical, laboratory and field research skills.
It will equip you with the necessary skills to proceed to a PhD and an established career in academic, government or non-governmental organisations engaged in research into biodiversity and its protection or exploitation.
You complete eight weeks of taught course as research training, and then conduct two five-month research projects on topics of your choice.
You start the course with five one-week modules on core topics in ecology and evolution:
- Plant Community Ecology
- Speciation and the Evolution of Biodiversity
- Macroevolution and Micropaleontology
- Population Dynamics and Modelling
- Aquatic Resource Ecology
The first project starts in week 6 and lasts 20 weeks. Towards the end of your project you complete a two-week compulsory statistical computing course linked to the project write-up and data analysis.
The second project starts after Week 27 and finishes in September. The projects should be with different supervisors and chosen to represent two of the following general categories:
- Ecological Modelling and Population Management
- Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Analysis
- Molecular Ecology, Phylogenetics and Development (lab component)
- Ecology, Evolution or Conservation Field Research
Minimum academic requirement
2.1 Honours degree in a science-based subject.
The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.
We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications.
English language requirements
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.
- Full-time — £9,400; 2 years part-time — £4,700 per year; 3 years part-time — £3,133 per year
- Full-time — £19,200; 2 years part-time — £9,600 per year; 3 years part-time — £6,400 per year
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Last updated November 17, 2015