Imperial College London, Department of Life Sciences
As a recognised centre of excellence in both training and research, the Department of Life Sciences receives one of the highest levels of funding in the country, employs 300 staff and hosts over 400 postgraduates students.
The Division of Ecology and Evolution is one of the largest such groupings in the country, located at Silwood Park, our campus in Berkshire near Ascot and Windsor. In 100 ha of pristine woodlands, the campus hosts high-tech research and teaching laboratories, student accommodation, recreational, and sport facilities.
We have formal links and joint appointments with both the Natural History Museum (London) and the Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), and run some of our courses jointly with them, and with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Institute of Zoology in London.
MSc/MRes in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
These courses provide broad research training in ecology, evolution and conservation, focusing on fundamental concepts and theory, and their application to conservation and biodiversity science. The course comprises lectures, practicals, fieldwork, group workshops, and a four-month research project (on the MSc) or two four-month projects (on the MRes).
The Department of Life Sciences will offer bursaries to selected successful UK/EU applicants to partially offset the cost of tuition fees for Masters courses. Prizes will also be awarded to some of the best students.
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