Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

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.

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).

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £16,450 ???abroad???
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,200 ???home???
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,250 ???abroad???
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,100 ???home???
1 year
Full Time
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