Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Global ecological change is occurring at a rapid rate and we are seeing an unprecedented spread of diseases, collapses in biodiversity and disruption to ecosystems. We aim to understand not just patterns in the natural environment, but the ecological and evolutionary factors that drive them, from the behaviour of individual organisms to population- and whole-community dynamics. You will study the concepts and theory that will help you understand factors underpinning global ecology and evolutionary change, including modern techniques for environmental process research, invasive species ecology and conservation genetics. You will take six taught modules (four in Semester A and two in Semester B), which make up 50% of your final grade. These will be assessed through a mixture of reports, essays, practical?s, presentations and multiple choice questions. Our postgraduate?s students go on to work in a wide variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly, working as conservation officers or research assistants. We have developed modules accommodating pure research and applied practical skills developed to promote graduate employability. The transferable skills gained through this enable graduates to work in areas beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government, education and retail. Other graduates pursue their subject interest by undertaking a PhD.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,150 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,150 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,250 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 a relevant subject, such as ecology, environmental science, biology or zoology. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis, taking into account relevant background and related achievements.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: 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