Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Our MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will give you a scientific understanding of global ecological and evolutionary change, and provide you with the contemporary skills, tools and experience for tackling pressing environmental questions.

This programme will focus on concepts and theory essential to understanding global ecological and evolutionary change, including: state of the art techniques for environmental process research, invasive species ecology and conservation genetics. You will learn how to convert science to policy or management, and how to consult with stakeholders.

Students will spend time shadowing our multidisciplinary research teams before conducting a substantive six'month research project. These projects may be jointly supervised by colleagues at related institutes or within industry. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a field course in Borneo ' see photos from this year's trip on Flickr. We will equip science graduates with the essential skills to proceed to further research via PhD or careers in consultancy and industry.

Students will have access to ‘state of the art’ analytical research facilities at the Freshwater Biological Association's River Laboratory on the River Frome in Dorset, through our River Communities Research Group. In Dorset students learn how to convert science to policy with our River Communities Group. We also offer field courses in Asia for firsthand experience of theory in action.

Course Modules

Please refer to our website at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/121409.html#second for information on modules related to this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Other Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject, such as ecology, environmental science, biology or zoology. Applicants with relevant professional experience in science or environmental management will also be considered.