MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Imperial College London

Program Description

MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Imperial College London

MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

This course provides broad research training in ecology, evolution and conservation, focusing on fundamental concepts and theory, and their application to conservation and biodiversity science.

Based at Silwood Park Campus, an internationally renowned centre of excellence for ecological research, the taught course covers a range of topics, each taught by a leading researcher in that field.

You also complete a five-month research project on a topic of your choice.

The course will be suitable for those interested in a career in applied ecology or conservation, or in preparing for a PhD.


The course comprises a series of week-long compulsory modules covering the fundamental concepts and applications of ecology, evolution and conservation:

  • Introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation, including hands-on involvement in a series of research case-studies
  • Conservation and management, including visits and discussion workshops on case studies of conservation in action with professionals from conservation bodies
  • Evolutionary analysis, covering state-of-the-art approaches to solving evolutionary problems
  • Ecology and ecosystems, applying ecological principles and methods covered in earlier elements to complex systems and real ecosystems
  • Statistical computing, focusing on analytical skills essential for a career in modern whole-organism biology

You also undertake a 20-week research project.

Minimum academic requirement

2:1 Honours degree in a science-based subject.

International qualifications

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.

Fees (2016-2017)


  • 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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 17, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
1 - 3 years
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Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom London, England
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