Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Our Aquatic Ecology by Research programme provides comprehensive practical training by application in the laboratory or field, rather than by formal tuition in the lecture theatre. The format is designed to equip you with the skills and experience to undertake further academic or applied research. Students will take three taught modules and conduct a nine month extended project. The extended project is an integral part of this programme and will provide students with the skills required to undertake further academic or applied research. During the research project you will be co-supervised by either established PhD students or by potential employer organisations. You will also be encouraged to publish your project work.

On completion of the programme you will have: An advanced, interdisciplinary understanding in aquatic sciences and biostatistics, and an appreciation of the current research issues; Training in cutting-edge research techniques, contemporary approaches, and practical skills; An enhanced experience of a working research environment; A range of transferable and generic skills including research planning and experimental design, data analysis and statistics, reporting and research paper preparation. These assets provide a strong foundation for further PhD research, or for prospective employment with environmental protection and conservation agencies, the water industry and environmental consultancies.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,050 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent international qualification) in biology or other relevant natural sciences subject. Applicants with an upper second class honours degree in a non-relevant subject will be considered on a case by case basis if they have relevant professional experience in science.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum level required for entry to our postgraduate programmes is: IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) - 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing); WELT (Warwick English Language Test) ? BBC/BCC; TEEP (Test of English for Educational Purposes) ? 6.5; Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English ? B; Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English ? C.
  • IELTS score: 6.5