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 four taught modules, which will be assessed through a mixture of reports, essays, practical?s, presentations and multiple choice questions.

Our Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programme combines traditional lectures and practicals with a diverse range of learning formats. Group work, student presentations and open discussion/debate are an integral part of the programme, giving you the chance to develop communication and team-working skills. We take pride in cultivating a close-knit and friendly working relationship between academics and students on this programme. You will benefit from small group teaching, normally no more than 15 students in each seminar, allowing for a more intensive learning experience and increased interaction.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,725 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,725 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £7,315 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of a second class honours 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: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences are: IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with a Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 6.5