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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 Taxonomy and Biodiversity / MRes Biosystematics
Based at the Natural History Museum, these courses are for students with an interest in the fascinating diversity and evolution of living organisms and provide training in (molecular) systematics, bioinformatics, biometrics, palaeontology and collection-based research. Research projects are carried out at Silwood Park or the Natural History Museum.
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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